Texas Football: Quinn Ewers welcomes QB competition in 2023

Quinn Ewers, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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There will be a very fruitful group of early enrollees for Texas football via the 2023 recruiting class among the December signees. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian will be getting in the ballpark of a dozen blue chips on campus for spring ball as early enrollees in January.

The most notable of the group of potential early signees and enrollees for Sark and the Longhorns is definitely going to be the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback commit Arch Manning. The nation’s No. 1 ranked recruit made his plans known that he will be on campus on the Forty Acres in January, ready to make his mark on the program early on.

Arch is the foundational commit in the Longhorns 2023 class. And he is going to have a bright spotlight on him right away next offseason.

Some even think that he could compete for starting reps right away considering some of the inconsistencies that redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers experienced so far this season.

But it doesn’t look like the possible challenge from Arch next offseason is going to phase Ewers one bit.

Ewers discussed the potential competition coming his way at the quarterback position in 2023 during an interview on Nov. 21. He stated that this is just “part of football” and that he is “ready for any competition” that arises in 2023.

A report from TFB Texas on Nov. 23 (donor content) mentions that Ewers any competition that comes his way at the position “is welcomed” heading into next offseason.

Texas football QB Quinn Ewers believes any competition in 2023 “is welcomed”

Moreover, Sark spoke highly of the progressions he’s seen out of Ewers this fall during his Monday press conference on Nov. 21. He specifically noted that “Quinn has made some really good strides” in 2022.

But Sark also talked about the open competition that could come about during the 2023 offseason, stating that “I think competition is healthy for all of us”.

I do believe the angle that Sark is playing here is that he wants all these young quarterbacks that are projected to be on the roster in 2023 to be competitive and have a good mindset heading into next season.

He should want to continue to have quality quarterback depth in 2023, just like there is in that room this fall.

The expectation is that Sark and the Longhorns are going to lose junior quarterback Hudson Card to the NCAA Transfer Portal during the offseason. Card could be the best backup quarterback in the Big 12 this season, so whoever assumes that role in 2023 will have big shoes to fill.

I don’t know if it’s going to be freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy or Arch that will assume the role of backup next year. But both will have a lot to prove to hold the ever-important role of backup quarterback in 2023.

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Ewers had an up-and-down start to his career, combining with Card to lead Texas to a mark of 7-4 (5-3 Big 12) so far this season. Texas has one game remaining on the docket for the regular season, which is set to come at home at DKR on Nov. 25 against the Baylor Bears.