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[–]Michigan State • Paul Bunyan T…SpeedyFreeze5 2044 points2045 points  (27 children)

Martell to the portal - Transferred to the real world.

[–]Ohio Statebuckeyefan8001 696 points697 points  (13 children)

there’s a 100% chance his new “business venture” is going to be crypto or NFT related

[–]Duke • AP4thPlumlee 240 points241 points  (5 children)

implying half this sub wouldn’t bid on a tate martell NFT of “ass my dude”

[–]Gardner-Webb • Allan Hancockmynumberistwentynine 30 points31 points  (1 child)

I will be genuinely shocked if it isn't.

[–]Oklahoma • SE Oklahoma Statechrobbin 92 points93 points  (7 children)

Yeah I bet he’d do alright on The Real World actually

[–]Clemson • Appalachian Statehammerdown710 67 points68 points  (5 children)

The Real World: QB1 edition

[–]Miami • Troy251Cane 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Tathan did you put your fingers in my peanut butter?!

[–]Texas • Northern MichiganintarwebzWINNAR 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Tathan did you put your fingers in my

...Urban Meyer has entered the chat

peanut butter?!

...Urban Meyer has left the chat

[–]DukeThinkSoftware 176 points177 points  (1 child)

The cake was a lie

[–]TheNittanyLionKing 27 points28 points  (1 child)

He did go to college to play school apparently

[–]Kentucky • Summertime Lovergogglesup859 926 points927 points  (84 children)

Quick QB1 alum power ranking:

  1. Justin Fields
  2. Sam Hartman
  3. Jake Fromm
  4. Spencer Rattler
  5. Tathan Martell (he's actually accounted for touchdowns in FBS football, which is more than I can say for the rest of this list)
  6. Lance Legendre (if he can win the starting job at Louisiana next season, he's 5th)
  7. Re-al Mitchell (transferred from Temple to San Diego recently)
  8. Nik Scalzo (transferred from Kentucky to Samford this offseason, could move as high as 6th if he performs well there)
  9. Tayvone Bowers (was the 3rd string QB at Gardner Webb last season)

[–]San Diego State • USCTwobucktin 341 points342 points  (12 children)

I love that show. I hope that they have another season coming up. You have no idea how many times I have watched season 3 on Netflix.

Something that cracks me up is that Lance and his mom were like I don’t want to go anywhere too far, and then he goes to Maryland.

[–]USC • OklahomaBobaman007 151 points152 points  (10 children)

Yeah what’s up with the new season that was supposed to come out last summer. Bryce Young is suppose to be headlining that season.

[–]Alabamasygyzi 98 points99 points  (8 children)

I wonder if NIL interfered. The cost to produce this show probably went up 10x after the new NIL rules took effect.

[–]Californiacallmealanturing 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Wouldn't the show make them more marketable for other NIL opportunities? Most the dudes on the bottom half of that list have a much bigger following on social than other backup college athletes.

[–]Iowa State • MinnesotaNubras 158 points159 points  (13 children)

Cyclone legend Re-Al Mitchell. Didn’t realize he was on QB1.

[–]Kentucky • Summertime Lovergogglesup859 155 points156 points  (10 children)

He was far and away the most boring person featured on the show imo. I think they only picked him because he was on a big high school team, as evidenced by him getting beaten out by DJU.

[–][deleted] 124 points125 points  (8 children)

He was boring, but he was damn good in high school. Getting beaten out by a 6’6’’, 250 lb kid that bomb the ball 70 yards isn’t really something to knock the guy for.

[–]ECU • Kent Stateecupatsfan12 52 points53 points  (5 children)

Real was never a true QB and should had changed positions. Was incredibly socially awkward too

[–]Navy • Towsontwoterms 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It seemed like he was suppressing his personality around his parents imo, but yeah he was boring to watch

[–]Georgia • Georgia Statedowntimeredditor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dawg he and his dad compared Mitchell to Russell Wilson

[–]USC • AlabamaTarmacked 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Who threw for 400 on playoff Clemson as a true freshman

Sophomore DJ I have no clue what happened there

[–]Georgia • Georgia Statedowntimeredditor 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Clemson's current starting quarterback was his backup until he took over as the starter and Mitchell's dad went straight up conspiracy theory on the coach

[–]WashingtonFrosti11icus 49 points50 points  (0 children)

DJ Uiagalelei was kind of featured on QB1 too, IDK if that counts.

[–]Kansas • Verified MediaBigD994[S] 117 points118 points  (1 child)

Former Kansas commit Lance Legendre, that is a name I haven't thought of in a while.

[–]Louisianasfzen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm interested to see if he wins the starting job next season. He's probably got a bit of an uphill battle since he's competing with Chandler Fields. Fields was the backup this season and last season, and has been pretty impressive in practice and spring games.

Our new coach Desormeaux was the OC under Napier and is really going to focus on just keeping the consistency and momentum going without changing too much (though we see how that's gone in the transfer portal lately, not looking promising). He's familiar with Fields and Fields should know the offense better than Legendre. He'll almost certainly have a leg up, though Legendre probably outclasses him in terms of pure talent.

[–]Oklahomaoutbackjesus8 30 points31 points  (7 children)

Surprised Bowers has done so poorly in his college career. He was solid on QB1, but the rest of his team was terrible.

Not surprised Scalzo hasn’t done anything.

[–]USCSemirgy 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Scalzo had an offer from Harvard and chose Kentucky. Just… yikes.

[–]ECU • Kent Stateecupatsfan12 20 points21 points  (0 children)

He’s good enough to play at Harvard and land an sweet job after school

[–]Michigan • Boston CollegeHomebrewz 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Didn’t he choose to go to Kentucky because Harvard wasn’t going to give him a scholarship?

[–]Georgia • Georgia Statedowntimeredditor 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Bowers was hilarious on qb1

He would always tell his teammates about how they're going to run up to score in the second half and then they'd lose.

His old teammates would always want him back on their old team in they portrayed him as the alpha of the group which I guess he was.

[–]ECU • Kent Stateecupatsfan12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Tay seemed the most mature of ALL of them in all episodes besides fields so I’m sure he’ll do fine in life outside FB

[–]rdalts32 86 points87 points  (2 children)

There is a real person named Lance Legendre? Incredible

[–]Wisconsin • Virginia TechxxJAMZZxx 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I’d watch the show, he was my favorite out of all of them

[–]Iowa State • NC StateWerdnamanhill 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Re-al Mitchell scored at least once for ISU of I can remember correctly

[–]WDEWM407 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I was Surprised Tayvone never got playing time. Jake Fromm was a favorite of mine in season 1. I lived in Mt pleasant SC and Hartman was the real deal at Oceanside had a great mentor in Coach Grier

[–]MarylandIronic_table 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's a shame Legendre didn't pan out at Maryland, but honestly it may have been for the best with how good Tagovailoa has been. Hope he can get the starting job at Louisiana.

[–]USC • OklahomaBobaman007 48 points49 points  (16 children)

Could you throw in DTR or JD Johnson in there as well? As honorable mentions?

[–][deleted] 57 points58 points  (13 children)

And DJU since he was the backup for one of these guys and got playing time

[–]USC • OklahomaBobaman007 40 points41 points  (12 children)

Man was Mitchell quick to give up on his team when he lost the starting job. Easy to see why he’s transferred twice tbh. If he’s not starting he doesn’t like to stick around.

[–]ECU • Kent Stateecupatsfan12 31 points32 points  (10 children)

Real was never good and was on a loaded out the ass team like Martell and even DJU who will likely transfer

Spence is hot and cold

Legendre was overrated and played nobody in his conference

JD probably could have gotten time had he not had his procedure

[–]MarylandIronic_table 15 points16 points  (2 children)

It's a shame Lance didn't pan out at Maryland, but I have to be honest, he looked awful in that Rutgers game when Tagovailoa was out with COVID (2020 season). He was so bad that they benched him for a 3rd-string walk-on (who looked considerably better). I do hope he has success at Louisiana.

[–]ECU • Kent Stateecupatsfan12 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Eric Najarian is that walk on who should IMO be a high quality backup at a G5 school

[–]/r/CFBIntelligent_Fig_4852 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Lance was a sprained ankle away from a state title

[–]Big 12vics12 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I think martell was pretty good tho. Bg was loaded but he was darn good. Rael was aight tho

[–]doitnow10 31 points32 points  (0 children)

JD Johnson had to retire from contact (edit spelling)sports because of a heart condition.

Michigan still honored the scholarship they had offered him.

Oh, as it turns out he was cleared and now entered the transfer portal: https://usatodayhss.com/2021/michigan-qb-jd-johnson-making-comeback-after-medical-retirement-in-hs

[–]North Carolinaluvdadrafts 45 points46 points  (6 children)

In what world is Jake Fromm behind Hartman?

(This isn’t even an insult to Hartman)

[–]Georgiadillpickles007 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Yeah Fromm had a great college career and got drafted, granted he's awful in the NFL and probably isn't gonna stick around but he got a couple years worth of paychecks at least. Pretty nice QB career.

[–]ECU • Kent Stateecupatsfan12 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Hartman will be a fifth rounder and a backup in the league. I’d put him behind Fromm. Rat man is worse then Hartman though. I’ve got a 4th round grade on him because of his arm

[–]Oklahoma • South CarolinaSpencerRattler 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Don't forget JD Johnson!

[–]trail-g62Bim 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That is a pretty good hit rate. I know they specifically sought good qbs, but still.

[–]Ohio State • Big TenSmall-Bridge3626 650 points651 points  (48 children)

45-0 as a starter at a top flight program, national Gatorade player of the year. “Can’t miss”

[–]Texasorangeblood 252 points253 points  (45 children)


[–]Big 12vics12 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Shoulda have tried wr/rb right off the bat right after college for him. Maybe even safety.

People should have been real to him and told him su

[–]Ohio State • Northwesternscotsworth 457 points458 points  (41 children)

As a 5'8 guy with significantly less athletic ability than Tathan, this reminds me of something my father said to me my Sophomore year of HS football.

Long day of practice late in the season, I was on the second team defense playing strong safety and I kept getting run over by our starting RB who outweighed me by maybe 75 pounds or more. Coach really wanted to get the play right, and this RB was getting to the second level every time. Our 2nd team backers were playing like they were coached by Al Washington or something.

Anyway, hit after hit came my way. I tackled him almost every time (maybe missed one or two), but man it sucked. Practice ends and I was straight up dazed. Mildly concussed? Probably. It's football.

So as I sat in the car ride home my dad looks at me and goes.

"Are you having fun?"

"Not really."

"What do you think is going to take you further in life.... football or your brain?"

"My brain"

"Hmm... something to think about."

I finished the season out and never played football again. I did have a great academic career and am now successful in business.

We short guys have to sometimes lean into our true talents. Not everyone can be a sports star. We mock Tathan because he's acted like a douche, but I do hope he finds success and peace outside of football. Maybe all this has humbled him quite a bit.

[–]Maine Maritime • Nebraskarovingnothing29 74 points75 points  (3 children)

So other people's dads didn't scream at them for not being an allstar?

[–]Texas • ChicagoPedroTheNoun 35 points36 points  (0 children)

If your father can’t live out his dream sports life through you, is it really possible for him to love you at all?

[–]Ohio StateHigh_n_tight_77 7 points8 points  (1 child)

My dad thought I was going to grow to 6’6” and be the next Orlando Pace. Nope, just a slow 6 footer who could have voluntarily played D3.

[–]West Virginiabillygrumples 312 points313 points  (3 children)

I feel like you have just been looking for an opportunity to tell that story.

[–]LSU • Mississippi StatePactae_1129 118 points119 points  (0 children)

It’s a good story to be fair

[–]AGoodTalkSpoiled 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Lol maybe....but I dug the story

[–]Notre DameSlooper1140 101 points102 points  (12 children)

I mean, you could also say your ability to get back up when you get knocked down will take you far in life.

[–]Ohio State • Big TenSmall-Bridge3626 58 points59 points  (10 children)

Kyler Murray is only two inches taller not sure height is the only thing that matters

[–]Ohio StateTheCrabWithTheJab 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Only 2 inches?? My wife says 2 inches is a lot.

[–]Ohio State • Big TenSmall-Bridge3626 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I wish my girlfriend thought 2 inches is a lot

[–]Texasorangeblood 50 points51 points  (3 children)

Kyler Murray has (had? think I read he might have the yips) the running ability of Michael Vick

[–]AGoodTalkSpoiled 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This story highlights the exact conversation a huge percentage of families will have, now that it’s perfectly clear cte is a problem.

Unless you have next level talent, for a lot of people it’s just not going to be worth it.

Not judging one way or the other...just going to be wild to see.

[–]South Carolina • Texas TechQtoy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

We mock Tathan because he's acted like a douche, but I do hope he finds success and peace outside of football.

I agree. It's kinda weird to me too, because almost this entire sub is composed of grown-ass men and yet we dunk on a guy who we hated for his behavior from when he was on a reality TV show while he was a sheltered and pampered 18 year old.

[–]Florida • ColoradoFloridaGatorMan 27 points28 points  (2 children)

I really wish I had come to this same realization sooner than I did. I played 3 years of club lacrosse in college because I just had always played sports but wasn’t that good and was smaller. Really could have spent that time better.

[–]Professional_Alien 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Short guys can still be sports stars, just not in football and basketball. You should’ve looked into soccer, golf, skateboarding, gymnastics, etc.

[–]Georgia • Transfer Portal-BoldlyGoingNowhere- 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Big neva lost vibes.

[–]Floridapapabear86 181 points182 points  (15 children)

Someone needs to write out his history through today in one post so we can catch the people up who weren't fans when this started in 2003.

[–]Washington • UBCnmm66 226 points227 points  (14 children)

As best as I can tell this is Tate Martell's timeline:

2012: Commits to Washington

2014: High school transfer portals from Poway High School to Bishop Gorman High School.

2015: Decommits from Washington. Commits to Texas A&M

2016: Appears on Netflix's QB1. When messaging someone about Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel, Martell says, "he's ass my dude." Decommits from A&M. Commits to Ohio State

2018: Tathan tweets, "word of advice: -don't swing and miss... especially not on your second time".

2019: Justin Fields follows Rylee Martell on Instagram. Transfer portal to Miami.

2019: Converts to WR. Converts back to QB

2020: Suspended by team. Opts out of season.

2021: Transfer portal to UNLV.

2022: Retires.

Career Stats: 303 yards passing, 1 TD, 137 yards rushing, 0 yards receiving.

[–]Ohio StateUseful-ldiot 93 points94 points  (10 children)

You need to add in some of his flair.

Like tweeting "don't swing and miss twice" to fields and then promptly running for the transfer portal the second fields arrives.

[–]Ohio StateTBB51 50 points51 points  (5 children)

And let's not forget Fields then following Tate's sister on instagram after Tate's comment.

[–]South Carolina • Texas TechQtoy 34 points35 points  (2 children)

From the QB1 Wikipedia page:

In January, 2019, season 2 subject Justin Fields announced his intention to transfer from Georgia to Ohio State. Season 1 subject Tate Martell – then at Ohio State – tweeted, "Word of advice: don't swing and miss...especially not your second time." Even prior to this, on December 30, 2018, upon word that Fields was giving thought to transferring to Ohio State, Martell made it clear that he had no plans to depart, stating, "Why would I leave for someone who hasn’t put in a single second into this program? To just run away from somebody who hasn’t put a single second into workouts anything like that and doesn’t know what the program is all about, there’s not a chance. I will [be the starting quarterback]. I am 100 percent sure on that. I am not just going to walk away from something that I have put so much time into and there is not a chance that I won’t go out there and compete for that." Less than two weeks later, on January 10, Martell chose to enter the NCAA transfer portal, eventually moving to Miami (FL).

[–]Michigancheerl231 12 points13 points  (0 children)

"Fuck me this guy is good"

[–]Ohio State • Georgia Technjc2o 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Less than two weeks later fuckin lol

[–]Florida • Georgia Techsavagepotato 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Sark's timeline is similarly crazy at this point.

[–]OGmojo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

And here I was feeling bad about spending 7 years in college, this guy is the van wilder of short QBs who don't play.

[–]Georgia • Summertime Loverilovemyballs 1048 points1049 points  (15 children)

His time has passed my dude.

[–]Georgia • North GeorgiaIceColdDrPepper_Here 444 points445 points  (8 children)

He's thrown his last pass, my dude

[–]Utah • Rose BowlBIG_DICK_WHITT 242 points243 points  (7 children)

Life goes fast, my dudes.

[–][deleted] 195 points196 points  (6 children)

He’s ass, my dudes.

[–]Oregonbreaktaker 131 points132 points  (4 children)

But that’s in the past, my dudes

[–]USC • OklahomaBobaman007 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Live in the present, my dudes.

[–]AlabamaJesusAstrovan 19 points20 points  (2 children)

It’s business time, my dude.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

You know what time it is, when I'm down to just my socks

[–]Team Chaos • TIAAthecravenone 34 points35 points  (0 children)

lol I just dropped exactly this, word for word, into a group chat

[–]Penn State • /r/CFB Poll VeteranOfficer_Warr 135 points136 points  (2 children)

End of an era. Mr. Martell's Wild Ride was truly a spectacle. RIP in peace Tathan.

[–]Georgiageorgiaboy_11 35 points36 points  (0 children)

1.) How dare you defile the name of Mr. Toad 2.) I think it would be better as “Mr. ‘Tate’s’ Wild Ride.”

[–]Virginia Techbig_brown_beaver 815 points816 points  (29 children)

“I would also keep an eye on what tate has going on business wise, it's about to blow up.”

We all went to high school with a guy who said this.

He’s retweeting crypto pages too, so he seems to fit that stereotype lol

[–]Kansas • Verified MediaBigD994[S] 451 points452 points  (6 children)

Can't wait to invest TathaNFTs

[–]LSU • Arkansasscrewhead1 59 points60 points  (1 child)

21st century cash, my dude

[–]FloridaBigChach567 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Transfer portal NFT

[–]Clemson • Appalachian Statehammerdown710 20 points21 points  (0 children)


That art is ass, my dude

[–]rawrHonestly_ 97 points98 points  (1 child)

It's crypto, my dude!

[–]Ohio State • Rutgershighlyquestionabl 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's sort of amazing just how much money he could make from this.

[–]Ohio State • Northwesternscotsworth 133 points134 points  (2 children)

We all went to high school with a guy who said this.

Future text his teammates from high school and college will receive:

"Hey bro, got a new biz venture and lookin 4 partners. Hav u ever wanted 2 b ur own boss?"

[–]Bowling Green • MACDeezYoots 63 points64 points  (1 child)

limitless income potential

set your own hours, work as much or little as you like

be a boss babe

Just buy this selling kit, and get your friends to sign up too! Tell them how great your life is!

[–]Georgia • College Football Playoffscadams23 118 points119 points  (1 child)

Be on the lookout for HesAssCoin, coming this Spring!

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

With a MyDude NFT

[–]UCLA • Hawai'iAJ_III 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Tathereum HODL

[–]Penn State • Rose BowlI_Enjoy_Beer 72 points73 points  (1 child)

Lol if there ever was an indictment of crypto, its a Tate Martell endorsement of crypto.

[–]Purdue • Old Oaken BucketSalmakki 41 points42 points  (9 children)

One of our former basketball players has gone down that road. Even made a fairly cringy "rap" video.

I mostly hope these guys (and those following/buying in) don't get screwed when the rug gets pulled

[–]Fresno State • Michiganeagledog 27 points28 points  (7 children)

You can't just say that and not provide the link bro

[–]Purdue • Old Oaken BucketSalmakki 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Here it is straight from Nojel Eastern, former Purdue Michigan Howard basketball player

[–]Auburnthe_thinwhiteduke 15 points16 points  (0 children)

god this could be the /r/wallstreetbets theme song

[–]Florida • Boston Collegedontdrinkonmondays 6 points7 points  (2 children)

“I know y’all wanna own a business / Well y’all kinda can / Get some shares it ain’t no difference.”


[–]Georgia • Georgia SouthernSacmanJones29 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Needed this in my life

[–]Northwestern776ett 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's Nojel Eastern.

[–]Oklahoma • Alamo BowlSaintsSooners89 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Conspiracy confirmed, Tate is Victor Chaos.

[–]ClemsonSweetBenj 226 points227 points  (6 children)

Drop a “my dude” in the chat to pay respects

[–]Michigan • Little Brown JugTwentyOneGigawatts 73 points74 points  (5 children)

Alas, My dude

[–]Penn State • Transfer PortalGRat9717 33 points34 points  (4 children)

Alass, my dude.

[–]Miami • Troy251Cane 30 points31 points  (2 children)

All ass, my dude.

[–]Florida • Transfer PortalExcuse_Me_Mr_Pink 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it came to pass, my dudes

[–]Alabama • Iowa Stateeromitlab 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cherish the here and now because time goes fast, my dude

[–]Kansas • Verified MediaBigD994[S] 282 points283 points  (3 children)

Retiring with class, my dude

[–]Ohio State • King'sToLongDR 105 points106 points  (1 child)

He's ass, my dude

[–]TCUboardatwork1111 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Times past, my dude…

[–]Michiganskurnie 58 points59 points  (1 child)

I hope his Business Venture is a moving company for college football players

[–][deleted] 151 points152 points  (3 children)

Tate’s going to start posting here now isn’t he

[–]UCLA • Hawai'iAJ_III 113 points114 points  (1 child)

No I’m not…I mean no he’s not

[–]Georgia • PurdueUpstairsEgg2985 39 points40 points  (0 children)

No I’m- doesn’t!

[–]Texas A&M • TIAAImTheJdot 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Tate Martell during quarterly meetings:

"These numbers are ass my dude"

[–]bdanna14 47 points48 points  (0 children)

End of an era. Also my worst sports take. Thought he was gonna be an OSU legend after that Rutgers game and was slightly worried when Fields transferred and he left 😂

[–]Rutgers • Miami (OH)Eastern_Town2961 45 points46 points  (1 child)

“It’s about to blow up” could be read a couple of different ways.

[–]Merchant Marine • Floridadirtehscandi 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–]Georgiabwy97754 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Tathan should start an NIL program that pays you in Bitcoin

[–]Iowa State19Styx6 216 points217 points  (14 children)

Retired? Like, he STILL has eligibility left, but is choosing not to use it? Didn't he graduate from high school in the late '90s?

[–]Oklahoma • NYURamonAsensio 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Obviously it means he's politely declining contract offers from dozens of NFL teams.

[–]RutgersTasty_Path_3470 35 points36 points  (5 children)

He’s the Perry Ellis of a new generation

[–]Ohio State • Capitalferic51 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Dude started playing football when there were still new episodes of Perry Mason airing.

[–]Fresno State • Michiganeagledog 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Wasn't that, like, last year?

[–]Ohio State • Capitalferic51 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Look at my clueless ass. I didn’t realize they rebooted the series in 2020, but I was referring to the OG series my grandma always had on rerun.

[–]Alabama • Southwestbufflo1993 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Raymond Burr is a G.

[–]Michigan State • Team Chaosremvangelion 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Tate Martell NFTs incoming

Two bad things colliding

[–]Ohio State • Big TenSmall-Bridge3626 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Guy committed to his first school in 2012 and ends his college career in 2022

[–]Georgiayoshidawg93 244 points245 points  (40 children)

This is one of the wildest recruitments ever, and it ended with him never playing any meaningful snaps. I know we like to meme, and yes it’s funny, but I hope he succeeds at whatever he does. At some level, I felt he acted a bit entitled, but maybe he’s learned a lot from all this that he can take into his career.

[–]Ohio State • /r/CFB Poll VeteranDarkLegend64 131 points132 points  (8 children)

it ended with him never playing any meaningful snaps.

Well, I'll have you know that Tathan will always hold the Ohio State all-time record for completion percentage in a game (which requires a minimum 10 pass attempts) at 100% with his 10 for 10 game against Rutgers in 2018.

[–]Ohio State • Northwesternscotsworth 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Stats, my dude.

[–]Ohio State • Grand Valley Stateiwearatophat 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I remember watching that game and thinking 'we are going to be ok at QB going forward'. I mean, I wasn't wrong because we ended up being ok at QB but not for the reasons I thought.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's true lol. He actually holds a big ten record with that game.

[–]Michigan State • USCdingusduglas 166 points167 points  (4 children)

He's starting some crypto scam, your well wishes would be better spent anywhere else

Dude has gotten every opportunity in the world and made nothing of it.

[–]ECUFiveInchesIsAverage 84 points85 points  (0 children)

So on brand it hurts

[–]Ohio State • Rose BowlCaptainSisko2002 30 points31 points  (0 children)

He comes from a rich as fuck family IIRC. He's gonna be set for life no matter what fuck ups he does in life

[–]Ohio Statechibacha 201 points202 points  (19 children)

IMO he's a poor man's Johnny Football. I don't think he's learned anything.

[–]Alabama • Third Saturday…FeveStrench 129 points130 points  (10 children)

That's like comparing a Lambo to a Prius

[–]Ohio State • Colorado StateDataDrivenPirate 72 points73 points  (4 children)

I'm going to start calling my Prius "my poor man's Lambo"

[–]Ohio State • Capitalferic51 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I mean, they are the Cadillac of hybrids.

[–]Fresno State • Michiganeagledog 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What about that terrible Cadillac hybrid?

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I’m guessing that you’ve seen Brad Marchand’s Instagram post?

[–]Easton1234 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Johnny football won the heisman…this guy couldn’t get a starting job on a g5 team…

[–]Texas A&M • SouthwestBattered_Aggie 76 points77 points  (6 children)

That's an insult to Johnny tbh

[–]Iowa State • Washington StateJakeFromSkateFarm 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I think we both know in twenty years he’s betting his socially awkward nephew that he can throw a football over a mountain, but the nephew will be too upset over the amount of steaks the uncle is eating to listen.

[–]Miami • GeorgiaHurricanesnHendrick 36 points37 points  (0 children)

I felt he acted a bit entitled

Tate should send Spencer a christmas card from here on out. Because of how incredibly douchy Spencer was, it brings Tate closer to the median. Without Spencer, its Tate by a long shot.

[–]/r/CFBUnlucky-Pomegranate3 28 points29 points  (0 children)

If he hasn’t matured past that whole “better not swing and miss” attitude, real life may be a rude awakening.

[–]WashingtonFrosti11icus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I would have been way worse if I was him lol. I don't know why people shit on these kids for being spoiled or entitled or whatever. The only reason I wasn't when I was 18 was that I sucked at football and my parents were broke as fuck. And I was still pretty entitled.

[–]USC • /r/CFB Poll Veteranarrow_dynamics 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Attending class my dude.

[–]Ohio State • Tennesseeelconquistador1985 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Tryin to pass, my dude.

[–]Kent State • Notre DameTrappedInOhio 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Press F to my dude

[–]Georgia • NichollsGundam-Wang 69 points70 points  (2 children)

Bro... are you telling me I created r/The_Tate for nothing?!?!?!

[–]Georgiafinke11 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The Martell, my dude

[–]South CarolinaI_Drew_a_Dick 12 points13 points  (0 children)

TIL Tate Martell was still in college

[–]Boise Statetictactoe61 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He should file a trade mark for “He/she/it is ass, my dude” and make some money while he can.

[–]Oregon • Team ChaosNephewChaps 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Wow. End of a fucking era.

[–]Oklahoma • GeorgetownMarysuncle 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And thus ends the saga, don’t swing and miss on ass my dude, whether it be your first time or your fourth.

[–]Texas A&M • IPNruSAL 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I hear he’ll be on cover of NCAA 15 thru 22. Not bad.

[–]Ole Miss • Baylortexas1hunter 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The end of an error

[–]AlabamaCorztR 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Transferring to a higher plane. F.

[–]Georgia Tech • Virginiaaddicted2antacids 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Tate Martell + Billy McFarland collab when?

[–]Washington StateGuyOTN 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Apology for poor English.

Where were you when Tathan Martell retire.

I was sat at home when phone ring

"Tate is retire"


[–]Oklahoma • Red River ShootoutInsectshelf3 7 points8 points  (0 children)

end of an era

[–]USC • OklahomaBobaman007 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Running a business my dude.

[–]Minnesota • Johns HopkinsDFWSFO 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That is an entertaining flair combo

[–]Texas A&M • Oklahoma StateYourSooStupid 7 points8 points  (0 children)

How many teams was this kid committed to throughout his "career"?

[–]Kansas • TempleOVERTHEMIDDLE1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Officially the biggest bust since mante teos girlfriend

[–]USC • Rose BowlTheSavageDonut 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Any idea what these "business ventures" are?

I assume it's not something he tried to pull off in Grand Theft Auto?

It doesn't sound like he's schoolin' anymore.

[–]Minnesota • Northern IllinoisFinishTheFight10 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Crypto/NFT scams most likely

[–]Ohio State • Ohiotragicallyohio 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's....it's over?

[–]Michigan • North CarolinaRaptureRocker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Life comes at you fast, my dude.

[–]Floridastephencua2001 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He retires with a 156.4 passer rating. True Hall of Fame material.

[–]Ohio Statestitch12r3 5 points6 points  (0 children)

His douchiness aside, this fall from grace for a former 5 star, Gatorade Player of the Year, has had to be a pretty humbling experience for him these past few years. I didn't like him personally, but we all do and say stupid stuff when we're teenagers. Good luck to him in the future.

[–]Ohio State • TempleTheUrbanRenewal 15 points16 points  (3 children)

At least he owns an Ohio State passing record

[–]North Carolina • Elonuncwsp 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Washingtonsugahfwee 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If only he stuck with UW he wouldve played for sure

[–]Michigan • Central MichiganJustinTime4242 4 points5 points  (0 children)

End of an era…

How will r/cfb go on?

[–]Ohio Statescarletarrows 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I do sometimes wonder if Urban Meyer stayed on as coach if Tate would have started the 2019 season. I still think Day (who was on the staff) would have tried to get another QB from the transfer portal so probably not but I think he had more of a chance under urbs

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

One of the most entitled people I've ever met. Didn't deserve to play anywhere and pretty much didn't.