The quarterback room for Texas football is going to see some major shakeups this off-season, but some of that could be from big time additions to the team.
The thinning quarterback depth that could potentially hit the Texas football program this off-season means the coaching staff could take a proactive approach to filling any voids before the 2019 campaign. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman received more bad news on the transfer front from some of his most promising quarterbacks on Dec. 24 with freshman quarterback Casey Thompson adding his name to the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Thompson is the second quarterback in just a number of weeks from the Texas football program. Fellow freshman quarterback Cameron Rising put his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal a few days before Thompson did. Rising and Thompson could both be on their way out, leaving the quarterback room for the Texas football program much emptier next year.
However, the transfer market is already starting to heat up for the off-season, largely thanks to some of the transfer intentions that were announced within the past two weeks. More should surface within the next two weeks as bowl season continues to pass by.
With the amount of reliance on the graduate transfer market for a lot of the Power Five conference teams in the nation now, the discussion surrounding potential moves is abundant and relevant to most. Texas football could also join that discussion with the amount of transfer activity coming out of its quarterback room right now.
Here’s a look at the five best quarterback transfer options for the Texas Longhorns to pursue this off-season.