TCU tabbed as the favorite to land Texas football transfer QB Hudson Card

Hudson Card, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NETWORK
Hudson Card, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via USA TODAY NETWORK /

The biggest name among Texas football players to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal so far upon the window opening on Dec. 5 is junior quarterback Hudson Card. After spending three seasons on the Forty Acres, Card elected to enter the transfer portal with three years of eligibility remaining if you include the COVID-19 redshirt rule.

Card played well when given the opportunity this fall for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns. He filled in for three full starts after redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers injured his shoulder in the loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sep. 10.

In his three full starts, Card registered a record of 2-1. He peaked with a career day on Oct. 1 in a win at home over the West Virginia Mountaineers where he racked up more than 300 passing yards, a 78 completion percentage, three passing touchdowns, and no picks.

Card finished up the regular season completing nearly 70 percent of his passing attempts for nearly 1,000 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, one interception, 9.3 adjusted yards per passing attempt, and a solid 158.3 passer efficiency rating.

Since Card played so well during the regular season, and he still has multiple years of eligibility remaining, it makes sense that he’s likely to be one of the more highly-sought after quarterbacks in the portal in the 2023 class.

But it’s unclear thus far what potential landing spots would be favored for Card.

Outside of the word that Card wants to go to a spot in the Power Five (that sounded like his preference) that will give him a chance to continue to develop as a quarterback, there’s not much specificity as to what he’s looking for in a destination out of the portal.

Yet, the transfer destination odds for Card seem to try to paint a clearer picture of where he could land next out of the portal. The latest transfer odds for Card pegs the TCU Horned Frogs as the favorite to land a commitment out of the portal from Card (per

Oddsmaker pegs TCU as the favorite to land Texas football transfer QB Hudson Card

The “implied probability” of Card committing to TCU out of the portal is 25 percent in these odds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, and UTSA Roadrunners are also given double-digit percentage odds in the implied probability to land Card.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are another Big 12 team on this odds list, with an implied probability of 6.3 percent to land him out of the portal.

Moreover, it would be nothing new for TCU to get some former Longhorns players out of the portal this offseason. TCU would also still be pretty close to home for the Austin native Card.

Some of the former Longhorns transfers/ex-Texas commits on the TCU roster are redshirt freshman linebacker Terrance Cooks, senior tight end Jared Wiley, and junior wide receiver Quentin Johnston.

Considering how senior quarterback Max Duggan is likely to enter the NFL Draft next year, TCU will most likely be looking for help at the position in the portal during the 2023 offseason. If Card does decide to take his talents to Fort Worth to play for the Horned Frogs, he could compete with current TCU backup and redshirt freshman quarterback Chandler Morris for the starting job next year.

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Card registered more than 1,500 career passing yards, a dozen total touchdowns (11 passing scores), and two picks during his three years playing for Texas. He is a former four-star recruit out of Lake Travis High School in Austin that signed with the Longhorns’ 2020 class.