Chase Brice 2023 NFL Draft Profile
Fun fact! Chase Brice is the only quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft that started for three collegiate teams during his run. I have no idea if that’s true but it feels true so let’s go with it. It’s time to chat about the former Clemson, Duke, and Appalachian State quarterback, Chase Brice. What do you need to know about Brice prior to draft day? Let’s run through his profile!
It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for Brice. He started his career with Clemson as Trevor Lawrence’s back up. Though shall never forget about Brice’s comeback win over Syracuse. Without Brice, I’m not sure Clemson wins the National Title that year.
Since then Brice has had backup vibes all over him. The comeback over Syracuse was nice but what was Brice going to look like as a full time starter somewhere? Once it became clear that Brice was never going to start long term for the Tigers, he moved on to Duke in 2020. A move that he may want back. Duke went 2-9 under Brice while he sported a completion percentage under 55 with a 10-15 TD to INT ratio. Not great!
Brice’s final two years at Appalachian State is what put him back on the map. With App State, Brice made 26 starts throwing for 62% along with 54 touchdowns and 17 picks. Of course, the competition at App State is worse than the ACC. Then again, Brice did tear up UNC in a season best performance coming just shy of taking down the Tar Heels.
Brice checks in at about 6-foot-2 with average arm strength. Certainly nothing to write home about. No invite to the combine for the former App State product but his 40 time likely would have come in at the 4.9 mark if he was really boogying. Brice can move but he can’t be described as a pure athlete at the position.
Brice is another one of those priority undrafted free agents that should get reps in the preseason to see if he should make an NFL roster. It’s rare to see a Clemson back up quarterback simply be good enough to make an NFL roster. Brice is a nice story but we shouldn’t except a Tom Brady storybook ending here.