Steve Sarkisian Names The One NFL Signal-Caller That He Wants Texas Quarterbacks To Emulate

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  • Texas football has two viable options at quarterback this fall.
  • Whomever ends up with the starting role, Steve Sarkisian wants them all to model their command after one NFL quarterback.
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The University of Texas football is ranked No. 6 in ESPN’s 2022 preseason rankings and, as always, there is a lot of buzz about whether the Longhorns are back. Head coach Steve Sarkisian is entering his second year at the helm and there is an expectation to win.

A big part of the excitement surrounding Austin comes with transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers. Ewers is a former No. 1 overall, five-star quarterback who comes with a lot of hype.

However, he may not be the guy this fall. Ewers is currently battling it out with veteran Hudson Card for the starting spot in spring ball.

As things currently stand, there is no clear leader in the clubhouse. Ewers is expected to win the job with time, but Card has been in the system for longer, has a better command of the playbook and is quite talented in his own right as a former four-star recruit.

Whomever ends up getting the nod, Sarkisian wants to get all of his quarterbacks to step it up in terms of their command over the offense. He recently spoke with the media about what in particular he wants his signal-callers to do better.

Steve Sarkisan wants Texas quarterbacks to be better signal-callers. Literally.

To try and teach his guys what he wants from them, Sarkisian said that he used NFL quarterback Matt Ryan as the example. He wants Ewers, Card and the rest of his quarterback room to take control of the offense and be in charge.

Ryan has long been considered one of the top leaders in the NFL. He is well-respected by his teammates and has an incredible football IQ. When you put those things together, it allows the quarterback to be in control of his offense and Ryan is really good at doing so.

Now, as the Longhorns hope to finally live up to expectations, Sarkisian wants his guys to be like Ryan.