3 Texas football that benefit most from Quinn Ewers starting this fall

Xavier Worthy, Texas Football. Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez-USA TODAY NETWORK
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Xavier Worthy, WR

Maybe the most obvious inclusion on this list in terms of those skill position players for the Longhorns that benefit most from having Ewers as the starting quarterback is star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy. I think the area where Worthy can pick up the most addition production this fall compared to last season is in the deep passing game.

There were just too many occasions where we see either Card or Casey Thompson miss Worthy on open deep passes. A key stat last season worth noting is that Worthy was the only wide receiver in the Big 12 last season that had a reception percentage on deep balls below 35 in the Big 12 without having a single drop while being targeted more than 20 times.

Missing deep balls was something that plagued Card last season. And this is one area where Ewers’ talent should come to life right away this fall. Ewers just has that deep ball accuracy that you don’t find very often.

Where Ewers could actually have some catching up to do in terms of his connection with Worthy in the passing game compared to that of Card is on some of the intermediate passes. Card was able to effectively go through his reads at times last season and make some of those difficult throws between the numbers between 10 and 15 yards from the line of scrimmage.

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Texas fans need to be prepared for Ewers to make some bad mistakes when looking Worthy’s way this fall. Given Ewers’ tendency to rely on his arm too much at times from what we’ve heard, those mistakes are going to happen. But the ability for Ewers to really open up this passing game, especially over the top, we’re going to see the deep ball threat that Worthy poses really hit the spotlight this fall.