After an impressive comeback from a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder against TCU last Saturday, Texas Longhorns redshirt sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers is reportedly considering returning to Austin for one more season in 2024.
Speculation about Ewers’ potential return gained momentum following a report by Geoff Ketchum of Orangebloods.
Bobby Burton of Inside Texas further fueled the rumors on Tuesday morning, indicating a likelihood of “90%” or higher that Ewers might stay for another season.
Quinn Ewers is expected to return to Texas next season, per @InsideTexas.
"The decision may have already been made, but it’s at least 90 percent right now,” pic.twitter.com/ByndtL6H8O
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) November 14, 2023
However, ESPN’s Pete Thamel tempered the growing optimism by highlighting the two-month deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft.
Thamel also pointed out the remaining games in the current season, suggesting that Ewers has plenty of time to make a decision.
Three significant factors weigh on Ewers’ decision-making process … Firstly, his injury history, having missed significant game time in both his junior year at Southlake Carroll and during his time with the Longhorns due to various injuries, including the recent shoulder sprain.
REPORT: Quinn Ewers is expected to return to Texas for the 2024 season, per @InsideTexas🤘
— On3 (@On3sports) November 14, 2023
The second factor is the crowded quarterback draft class in 2024 … While Ewers was initially considered a top prospect, the emergence of other talented quarterbacks has pushed him down the rankings, potentially influencing his decision.
The third factor, closely tied to Ewers’ draft position, is NIL opportunities available to him … If Ewers projects to fall to the second day of the 2024 Draft, the potential earnings from NIL deals at Texas could be a compelling factor in favor of a return.
What do you think Ewers is going to do?
Is he actually going to come back to Texas for one more season???