Former Texas QB Casey Thompson ‘thrilled’ about situation at Nebraska
One of the most high-profile former Texas football players to leave the program this offseason by way of the NCAA Transfer Portal is the former starting redshirt junior quarterback Casey Thompson. Earlier this offseason, Thompson officially committed to join head coach Scott Frost and the Nebraska Cornhuskers out of the transfer portal.
Thompson is likely to compete for the starting quarterback job right away with the Huskers. That is especially true after Frost and the Huskers lost their former senior starting quarterback Adrian Martinez to the transfer portal. Martinez would wind up making his way to the Big 12 as he committed to join head coach Chris Klieman and the Kansas State Wildcats out of the portal a few months back.
Moreover, it looks as if Thompson is making his presence known in Lincoln right away. And he seemingly likes the opportunities available to him right away in terms of his path to becoming the starting quarterback for Nebraska in 2022.
Thompson spoke on the matter of his transfer from Texas to Nebraska and how he’s fitting in with the offense so far this offseason in media availability this week. He mentioned that he’s “thrilled” with the opportunities that Nebraska presents for him now in terms of his impact on the field this fall and the options available to him for NIL.
Casey Thompson likes his situation at Nebraska after transferring from Texas football
Granted, there were some juicy opportunities available to him in terms of NIL with the Longhorns.
It sounds like Thompson found what he was looking for out of the portal, which was pretty obvious given some of his remarks this week.
Here’s more on what Thompson had to say on the matter of his fit at Nebraska and why he transferred from Texas in the first place (thanks to 247Sports).
“Honestly, I think sometimes in life you just feel like it’s time for a restart. It’s time for a change. I kind of just felt like, you know, I stuck around and I went through different offenses and coaching staffs and I just felt like it was time for me to move on. It was a hard decision but my first few weeks here, now that I’m in spring ball, I have no regrets. I really love it here.
All in all, it felt very likely that Thompson was going to enter the transfer portal and leave Texas once the news was announced a few months back that the Longhorns were adding Quinn Ewers to become the next potential starting quarterback for this program. Ewers was an obvious game-changer for the Texas quarterback room.
And some still feel that rising junior quarterback Hudson Card could enter the portal if there are signs showing in camp that Ewers is going to win the starting job this year.
Thompson was the primary starting quarterback for the Longhorns last fall, with Card also getting some of the starts for head coach Steve Sarkisian. But most indicators are pointing to Ewers winning the starting job on the Forty Acres in 2022. Granted, we’ll have to see how things play out in spring ball and fall camp between Ewers and Card.