FSU football had some clarity for now when it comes to the quarterback position. Deondre Francois announced he’ll be returning in 2019.
FSU football fans were treated to some news they had been wondering about Wednesday when embattled quarterback Deondre Francois announced he would be returning in 2019.
It was a tough year for Francois as he missed all of spring camp while rehabbing the knee he injured in the first game of the 2017 season.
He battled back to get back on the field in the summer and surprisingly won the quarterback competition despite missing all that time with a new offense being installed.
However, the 2018 season didn’t go as well as he would like with him playing poorly for much of the season and the Noles missing a bowl game for the first time in 36 years.
It looks like he feels partly responsible and wants to help get things turned around before leaving after his senior season.
Saying he loves Florida State and his brothers and intends to “become the leader my teammates need me to be,” Deondre Francois announces that he’s returning to Florida State for his redshirt senior season. pic.twitter.com/PWIB7KBgHT
— Tim Linafelt / FSU (@Tim_Linafelt) January 9, 2019
Yea if willie taggart run deondre francois onto the field as the season opener starter yea im calling for his job
— St. Elizabeth Stunna (@GeoSoFly) January 10, 2019
Are you happy Deondre Francois is returning for his senior season?
— WCTV Sports (@WCTVSports) January 9, 2019
Deondre Francois Coming Back 💯💪🏾
— Diaunte😬 (@I_TapsThatAhh) January 9, 2019
As you can see the reaction seems to be all over the place when it comes to social media. There’s a segment of FSU football fans that love Francois and another segment that wouldn’t care if he left the program tomorrow.
Personally, you know I fall into the latter category based on things Francois did after he got hurt and how poorly he played much of 2018.
I think it’s telling he’s still talking about becoming the leader his teammates need him to be. Yes, having Francois on the team helps with depth and an experienced quarterback.
The only problem is Francois wasn’t a good QB in 2018. Yes, the offensive line was terrible but he didn’t do them many favors with his decision-making either.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens if FSU football pursues and lands Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. Will Francois stay and compete for the job at that point?
Hurts officially entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal Wednesday. We could find out soon enough what Francois is willing to do as a leader.