Texas football ranked as one of the 5 best QB rooms in 2022

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Quinn Ewers, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

The quarterback play for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program was a driving factor in some of the inconsistencies that this team found on the field last fall. And that could also be a driving factor for Texas to improve in terms of success in the win column this coming season.

Sark and the Longhorns have a rebuffed and uber-talented quarterback room that features multiple blue-chip talents in 2022. Texas’ quarterback room this year is highlighted by a former perfect-rated five-star recruit in redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers and two highly rated four-stars in junior Hudson Card and true freshman Maalik Murphy.

This level of talent that Sark and the Longhorns have present in the quarterback room this fall will also drive up expectations in terms of what will be anticipated from this offense in 2022. And rightly so.

There is just too much talent at the skill positions for the Longhorns to fall dramatically short of expectations on the field again this fall.

However, the talent in this quarterback room for the Longhorns in 2022 was recently recognized in a list ranking out the teams with the best depth at QB in the country from Kevin Flaherty of 247Sports on July 24.

Texas rang in on this list at No. 5 among the best quarterback rooms in the country for 2022. The four quarterback rooms ranked ahead of Texas on this list (in order from bottom to top) were the Clemson Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Quinn Ewers lifts the Texas football QB room among the five most talented in the country for 2022

Here’s more on what this 247Sports ranking had to say about the placement of the Texas quarterback room on this list.

"The Longhorns are hoping a certain kind of history repeats itself. Before Quinn Ewers, only one other quarterback received a perfect 1.000 rating in the 247Sports Composite — the Longhorns’ Vince Young. Now Ewers makes two, and the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2021 class is competing for the starting job (one many expect him to win) after transferring to Austin from Ohio State. His primary competition is Hudson Card, the No. 70 overall player in the 2020 class, who won the starting job to start last season. Another four-star quarterback waits in the wings in 2022 signee Maalik Murphy, who is raw but brings a big-time arm."

The presence of the trio of Ewers, Card, and Murphy, clearly elevates this quarterback room greatly for Texas compared to last year. Namely, the addition of Ewers takes this quarterback room to the next level purely in terms of talent since he was a perfect-rated recruit coming out of Southlake Carroll High School.

In fact, you could argue that Texas should actually be higher up on this list if you’re basing the ranking off talent alone in the quarterback room. Clemson has a valid argument to crack the top five thanks to the presence of two former top-10 rated recruits nationally at quarterback in Cade Klubnik and D.J. Uiagalelei.

But Georgia is being carried by the former five-star recruit Brock Vandagriff, who was a lower-rated prospect than Ewers by a decent margin (considering they were both rated as five-star recruits).

All in all, though, the talent in the quarterback room will really start to build for the Longhorns next year when both Ewers and the five-star Isidore Newman product Arch Manning are on campus. Texas could be the first program in the modern history of college football recruiting to have two perfect-rated recruits in the same quarterback room.

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Texas finished up last season with a record of 5-7 (3-6 Big 12), missing out on bowl season for the first time since 2016. Ewers, Card, and the Longhorns are set to open up fall camp on Aug. 4 with the regular season kicking off a little less than one month later on Sep. 3 against Louisiana-Monroe.