Texas football’s Xavier Worthy backing Quinn Ewers as starting QB

Xavier Worthy, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Xavier Worthy, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Big news dropped ahead of the weekend concerning the Texas football quarterback competition between redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers and junior Hudson Card. On Aug. 19, the report came to light that Ewers will be Texas’ starting quarterback over Card for the regular season opener.

It’s clear that this news was viewed positively by the Longhorn faithful, at least if the social media reaction is any gauge of their feelings on the matter. But it wasn’t only the Longhorns fan base that looked to be excited about Ewers being named as the starting quarterback.

Star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy also took to social media on the afternoon of Aug. 19 to commend Ewers on being named the starter coming out of fall camp.

Worthy tweeted out “let’s ride 3” on Aug. 19. He was also one of the first Longhorns players to give his reaction to the quarterback news on social media.

Star Texas football WR Xavier Worthy approving of Quinn Ewers as starting QB

This wasn’t the first time that Worthy was outspoken on social media trying to back his quarterbacks, especially in regard to Ewers. He’s stayed active on social media since Texas was originally recruiting Ewers out of the transfer portal last December.

Moreover, this is clearly big news for the Longhorns. And it’s hard to find a player that this quarterbacks news impacts more than Worthy. The quality of the quarterback play this season will definitely impact Worthy in terms of where he ranks among the nation’s best wide receivers.

Worthy is coming off a magical true freshman campaign where he was one of the highest-graded wideouts in the FBS. Last season, he registered 62 catches for 981 receiving yards (15.8 yards per catch) and a dozen touchdown catches.

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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, Worthy, and the Longhorns are set to open up the 2022 regular season at home on Sep. 3 against Louisiana-Monroe, with kickoff time set for 7 p.m. CT.