On December 1,Franks announced that he would not return to Florida. The former Gators quarterback suffered a season-ending injury to his lower right leg against Kentucky in September. He finished the season throwing for 698 passing yards and five touchdowns. Last year, Franks started all 13 games for the Gators, throwing for 2,457 yards, 24 touchdowns and adding another seven scores on the ground.
Franks left Florida to pursue a football career despite getting drafted by the Red Sox in the 31st round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
“My heart is heavy, there will be a lot that is missed,” Franks wrote on December 1. “I plan on exploring my options of entering the NFL Draft, or playing my final year elsewhere. Thank you everybody for believing in me, especially all my teammates I’ve played with here.”
Les Miles is obviously Kansas’ head coach, and the Jayhawks finished 3-9 on the season. Kansas’ starting quarterback, Carter Stanley, was a senior in 2019. So, there could be an opportunity for Franks to step in immediately for Miles’ offense.