Report: Quinn Ewers increasingly likely to stay at Texas for 2024
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers is increasingly likely to stay put with the Longhorns for the 2024 season, sources told Pete Thamel of ESPN.
Ewers' camp reportedly believes another year of development at Texas would set him up better for long-term NFL success. His potential return could attract players to Texas once the transfer portal opens Monday, per Thamel.
Ewers has had a tremendous redshirt sophomore campaign, throwing for 2,709 yards with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. His 69.8 completion percentage leads the Big 12 and is a step up from his 58.1 mark last season.
The 20-year-old had arguably his best game of the season against the biggest competition, taking down then-No. 3 Alabama 34-24 while throwing for 349 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
He was forced to miss two starts in October due to a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder.
The 2025 quarterback draft class is projected to be much weaker than the star-studded 2024 class, which will likely include USC's Caleb Williams and North Carolina's Drake Maye. Ewers is expected to be in the conversation for the No. 1 pick in 2025 if he stays another year at Texas, Thamel adds.
Texas is set to take on Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game Saturday.