Texas football QB Hudson Card intends to enter the transfer portal

Hudson Card, Texas football (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)
Hudson Card, Texas football (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images) /

The news that many expected to come to fruition this week did so on the afternoon of Nov. 29 with the reported intention of junior Texas football quarterback Hudson Card to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal heading into the offseason.

A report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel on Nov. 29 indicates that Card intends to enter the transfer portal, where he will have three years of eligibility remaining. Thamel also mentions in this report that Card intends to go to a program in the Power Five that will essentially give him a winning opportunity right away.

Here’s more on what this report had to say regarding Card’s plans to transfer as part of the 2023 portal class.

"Card is expected to emerge as one of the top quarterbacks in the transfer market, with five starts at Texas and a strong reputation from high school at Lake Travis in Austin.A source told ESPN that Card is targeting a Power 5 school as his next destination, and he’s prioritizing a winning program and the opportunity to develop."

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Once redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers won the starting job coming out of fall camp, it seemed like Card was very likely to enter the transfer portal at some point during or after this season.

The Texas quarterback room has a lot of young talent in the mix for next offseason. Once five-star Newman quarterback commit Arch Manning arrives on campus, Texas will have a top three that features a ton of talent that also includes Ewers and Maalik Murphy.

Moreover, Card finished up his three-season run with the Longhorns with 127 completions on 194 passing attempts, good for more than 1,500 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also added 74 rushing yards and one rushing score in his time on the Forty Acres.

Card’s best and most productive season came when he was filling in at quarterback for the injured Ewers early this season. He got three straight starts during the regular season, leading Texas to a mark of 2-1 as he consistently improved in each outing.

It’s clear that Card will be one of the hottest commodities on the transfer market heading into next offseason. And since he’s going to have multiple years of eligibility remaining, he’s an experienced quarterback that can make a longer-term impact at his next destination.

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Card helped the Longhorns to a record of 8-4 (6-3 Big 12) to wrap up the regular season following the 38-27 win on Black Friday over the Baylor Bears. We will continue to monitor the portal situation with Card to see if he plans to stick it out for the bowl game with the Longhorns.