A few weeks ago, it was reported by various sources (including Inside Texas and Orangebloods) that Texas football redshirt sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers was very likely to return to school in 2024. Bobby Burton of Inside Texas reported on Nov. 14 that the chances Ewers returned to Texas for another season were “very likely”, with one team source telling him there was a 90 percent chance he comes back in 2024.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel echoed a similar sentiment in a report on the morning of Dec. 2. Thamel reported that the odds of Ewers “playing a fourth season of college football has increased exponentially in the past few weeks”.
"Sources told ESPN that the feeling in his camp is increasing that another year of development would best position him for long-term success in the NFL."
What Burton and OB reported in the last few weeks that Ewers could return for another season at Texas to help his development and solidify his NFL Draft stock for 2025 has been further confirmed with this report from Thamel.
Texas football QB Quinn Ewers very likely to return to school in 2024
A decision from Ewers regarding his NFL Draft declaration could reportedly come as soon as within the next week. The timing of his NFL Draft decision reportedly has to do with him being able to recruit top skill players in the NCAA Transfer Portal to Texas.
The transfer portal window for underclassmen opens on Dec. 4, two days after Texas faces the No. 18 Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Ewers on the verge of leading Texas to a Big 12 title and a potential spot in the College Football Playoff
Thamel’s report regarding Ewers’ looming decision whether to return to school or declare early for the NFL Draft comes as he and the Longhorns have a shot at winning the program’s first Big 12 title in over a decade. Ewers and the Longhorns can also make a convincing case to the College Football Playoff selection committee with a big win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game on Dec. 2.