Should Quinn Ewers return to Texas next year?
There is no doubt that University of Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers is a special talent. But with only two injury-riddled years under his belt and a loaded quarterback class for this upcoming NFL draft, will we be seeing Ewers return for another season at Texas in 2024?
Heading into college, Quinn Ewers became regarded as the nation’s top player in the 2021 recruiting class. Ewers received a perfect 100 rating by 247sports–one of the few players to ever receive a perfect recruiting rating.
The Southlake, Texas, native originally committed to Ohio State to join the Buckeyes, but would transfer to Texas in December of 2021. Since then, Ewers has battled injuries but has shown glimpses of stardom, including a three-touchdown game against No. 3 ranked Alabama this season.
But, on the other hand, Ewers only has two seasons of experience and 19 total games played in college.
Why Ewers Should Stay:
Staying at Texas one more year would bring more of a sample to NFL scouts on how good Ewers can truly be. Plus, with this year’s loaded QB class, staying one more year would improve his chance to be drafted to a team that needs a QB and boost his draft stock immensely.
With NIL transcending at an all-time high in college athletics, Ewers doesn’t need to head to the NFL for the money. A lot of college athletes will stay multiple years due to NIL and its power. Ewers can stay one or two more years while still earning more money than he would in the NFL his first few years.
Why Ewers should declare for the 2024 NFL Draft:
Ewers has been bitten by the injury bug his entire career at Texas. If the strong-arm QB gets injured once again, that would plummet his draft stock and potentially ruin his career. But that is the worst-case scenario for Ewers.
The 20-year-old Ewers should declare for this year’s draft because of his draft stock. I know it may be weird to say, but if Ewers wants to learn under a veteran quarterback, like Matthew Stafford or Aaron Rodgers, he could take over an already rebuilt team without going through several tough years.
This would rapidly improve his confidence with an already strong team around him and could gain some much-needed experience without being thrown into the fire.
If I was in Ewers’s shoes, I would want to stay one more year in Texas for the reasons listed above. In today’s day with NIL in full effect and where Ewers lands on draft boards, I think Ewers needs to stay at Texas for one more year and prove himself once again.
What should Ewers do? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
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