Texas Football: 3 reasons why Quinn Ewers should be definitive starter

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Burgeoning connection with multiple receivers in the passing game

From what we’re hearing coming out of fall practice, the quarterback that is showing better touch on the ball is Ewers. And that’s not very surprising given that insane natural arm talent that the former perfect-rated recruit and Southlake Carroll High School product brings to the table.

Ewers has the ability to make all the throws necessary to really open up the playbook for Sark and the Longhorns this fall.

The deep ball is what could really separate Ewers from his competition coming out of fall camp, though. Texas struggled to hit the deep ball last season, which greatly limited the potency and overall explosiveness of the offense.

You could fault both Card and former starting quarterback Casey Thompson for some of the missed open receivers on deep balls last season.

Yet, Texas will have a much different dynamic with the deep-throwing ability of Ewers if he is named the starting quarterback. You could see the sort of touch he had on his deep ball in spring camp, especially when he connected with Neyor for that beautiful 70+ yard touchdown.

It’s also encouraging to hear that Ewers is still showing off that insane deep ball arm talent that he brings to the table early in fall practice. He is also apparently forming a great connection in the passing game with some of the other newcomers this offseason in the receiving corps such as super senior Tarique Milton and Neyor.

Ewers forming these sorts of connections with Milton and Neyor indicates that he’s showing he successfully makes the throws needed in different parts of the field, including between the numbers out of the slot and on intermediate and deep routes on the sidelines.