Adrian Martinez joined the transfer portal to consider his options after spending 4 seasons at Nebraska. He ultimately decided to transfer to Kansas State for the class of 2022 after leaving Lincoln.
Martinez amassed 80 offensive touchdowns while playing for the Huskers, and in the 2021 season, he was the team’s top passer and rusher. Although Martinez was productive, it never translated into victories; Nebraska’s best season under his leadership was a 5-7 campaign in 2019.
In an interview with College Sports on SiriusXM, Martinez spoke about his choice to enroll at the University of Kentucky and acknowledged that there are some “narratives” he believes he is up against. One of those stories is that none of his teams have ever played in a bowl game or finished with a winning record.
Martinez said, “There are narratives I’m battling against. “I haven’t had a winning season, and I haven’t been to a bowl game. Football is a team sport, but because I play quarterback, I frequently find myself in situations like that, and you know how competitive I am. I want to participate in and win a bowl game.
Martinez believes that Kansas State has a chance to do it in 2022 because of the structure in place and his own personal growth.
Martinez added, “That’s another reason I came here.” “I think we have an excellent chance to win… I am convinced I can take the next level because of this system and my progress thus far.
Why Did Adrian Martinez Leave Nebraska?
Martinez left Nebraska in order to play and win a bowl. On Wednesday, Martinez said on SiriusXM’s Big 12 Radio that he wants to have a successful season and play in a bowl game to change the narratives that have grown connected to him.