The Texas Longhorns made it official by naming Quinn Ewers the starting quarterback for the 2022 season. Archie Manning is coming into town next season, and a Manning-Ewers QB battle already has everybody buzzing.
So far, Ewers has impressed his head coach Steve Sarkisian a ton in his short time with the team (h/t Daniel Chavkin of Sports Illustrated).
“Since he’s shown up, he’s been a great teammate, he’s been really coachable and he’s just a guy that, quite frankly, can make all the throws. He’s very comfortable in our system of pushing the ball down the field. He’s got a really quick release. I like the leadership, I Iike what he provides, I like the way the guys respond to him when he’s in the game.”
Ewers transferred to Texas from Ohio State and has now taken control of the Longhorns’ starting QB job. Who knows what will happen in 2023, but for now, Texas is excited about the prospects and the talent Ewers brings to the table.
The Longhorns start the season against Louisiana Monroe, but the week after that, they face Alabama, so Ewers will get tested right away.
Let’s see if Ewers can live up to the hype. If not, Sarkisian might be gone after this season.