In this day and age, multiple scholarship quarterbacks in a room with similar eligibility clocks don’t last long. Someone leaves. There’s always a spot in the transfer portal.

Oregon experienced that on Monday. According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Robby Ashford is expected to enter the transfer portal.

Ashford did not make an appearance in 2020, and then did not attempt a pass this year. The 2020 signee was buried on the depth chart behind fellow second-year quarterback Jay Butterfeld and 2021 signee Ty Thompson, the No. 7 quarterback in the 247Sports Composite for his class.

A 6-foot-4 quarterback and former 4-star, Ashford signed with Oregon out of Hoover (Ala.) High School. He was ranked as the 12th-best dual threat quarterback in the 2020 class and 290th overall, per the 247 Composite.

It’s not a departure that puts new head coach Dan Lanning in a bind at quarterback, but it does clear the picture a little in the quarterback room. Thompson had a recruiting profile that would seem to suggest he’ll either get a shot in Eugene or go somewhere else where he will. Butterfield was a 4-star in his own right and a top-150 prospect overall. The Ducks also added Auburn transfer quarterback Bo Nix last month.