Quinn Ewers continues to give the offense a much higher ceiling, and lower floor, than Hudson Card
We obviously have yet to see Sark name a starting quarterback for the Longhorns ahead of the regular season opener against ULM on Sep. 3. Texas fans are still going to see the likes of redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers and junior Hudson Card duke it out to win the starting job for the opener heading into the second scrimmage of fall camp this coming weekend.
But we got another glimpse into the progress that both quarterbacks have made in this looming position battle in the open practice this week. And while neither was perfect, they both showed the highs and lows that have defined their offseasons, respectively, throughout the last few months.
Card threw two picks on the day, while Ewers tossed three. And each had their fair share of misreads early on.
What became clear throughout this open practice, though, was that there are some important throws that Ewers can make that really open up this offense that Card just can’t on a consistent basis. Ewers might be making more mistakes right now, but he clearly has the type of arm talent and overall accuracy that will really open up the passing game for Sark and the Longhorns.
The question is whether Sark and the Longhorns staff can stomach some of the bad mistakes that Ewers is bound to make during his first year as the starting quarterback if they decide to go in his direction this fall.
At this point of camp, Card does look more comfortable and in command of the offense than Ewers. But the latter of those two is clearly making more NFL-caliber throws that can beat opposing defenses over the top and really work the sidelines for some of Texas’ sizable outside receivers, such as Omeire and Cain.
There still isn’t a clear timeline for Sark to name a starting quarterback between Ewers and Card heading into Week 1 against ULM. But it now looks like there is an increasing possibility that we could know who the starting quarterback will be for the opener following the conclusion of the second scrimmage of fall camp this coming weekend.