Deondre Francois is a tough nut to crack. The guy showed so much promise in 2016 for the Noles, then 2017 was presumed to be his breakout season, only to then go down with an injury. Since then, he's been in trouble with the law, disengaged with his teammates, reengaged with his teammates, and struggle behind a porous offensive line in 2018, only to not have FSU make a bowl game for the first time in 36 years.
More recently, reports came out that Francois wanted to leave FSU:
Via the Orlando Sentinel: Redshirt-junior quarterback, Deondre Francois, has decided to leave Florida State. After obtaining his degree last Saturday, Francois has decided to possibly showcase his ability at another university or in the NFL.
Francois refuted this report saying that he is considering the NFL but might choose to stay at Florida State. To me, this begs the question: Do FSU fans even want him to be their QB anymore? Or is it time to find a new man under center in Willie Taggart's west coast offense?
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By the numbers:
2016- 58% comp, 3350 pass yards, 20 TD, 7 INT (198 and 5 TD's rushing)
2017- Void due to injury
2018- 57%, 2719 pass yards, 15 TD's, 12 INT's (16 rush yards and 3 TD's)
Francois, a graduate transfer, is eligible to play immediately elsewhere and will have no restrictions upon where he ends up. Deondre did well to battle back from a horrific knee injury in 2017, but he was never the right fit in Willie Taggart’s Gulf Coast Offense.
Walt Bell’s departure and a new offensive coordinator coming in would’ve meant learning a third offense in his third year as a starter; an unenviable position for a player in his final year of eligibility. TomahawkNation.com