USC QB Caleb Williams Willing To Stay In School If He Doesn’t Like Team Holding #1 Pick

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USC quarterback Caleb Williams, who’s projected as top quarterback prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft, is willing to extend his college career if he’s unhappy with the team holding the first overall pick.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, Caleb’s father, Carl Williams, expressed concerns about the NFL draft process.

He stated, “The funky thing about the NFL draft process is, he’d almost be better off not being drafted than being drafted first.” Carl argued that the current system often sends top picks to struggling teams, making it a challenging situation for young players.

The system is completely backward,” Carl Williams continued. “The way the system is constructed, you go to the worst possible situation. The worst possible team, the worst organization in the league — because of their desire for parity — gets the first pick. So it’s the gift and the curse.”

Caleb’s father emphasized that if his son doesn’t find a favorable situation in the NFL, he has the option to return to school for another year.

This decision hinges on his comfort level with the team that holds the first pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.