Texas Longhorns quarterback room among top three units in FBS

Texas Longhorns quarterback room among top three units in FBS

When it comes to the best quarterback rooms in college football, there is no doubt that the Texas Longhorns would be one of them. After all, they have a former five-star signee as their starter and his replacement was the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class.

Even with Quinn Ewers returning to the Longhorns for the 2024 college football season, there is still plenty of buzz surrounding backup quarterback Arch Manning. The football world is ready to see the Manning family in action.

Behind the two former five-star prospects, you can add new freshman quarterback Trey Owens. According to 247Sports, the Cypress product ranked No. 16 in the country as a four-star recruit.

As for the 2025 recruiting class, head coach Steve Sarkisian has another top prospect heading to the Forty Acres. KJ Lacey of Saraland, Alabama, is the No. 11 quarterback according to the 247 composite rankings.

Arguably, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic with the Texas Longhorns and the quarterback position doesn’t appear to be a concern anytime soon.

Recently, Pro Football Focus ranked quarterback rooms, with Texas ranking third overall.

What PFF says…

After leading the Longhorns to the College Football Playoff and their first Big 12 title since 2009, Quinn Ewers returns for his redshirt junior campaign. His 1.7% play rate was sixth among all quarterbacks in college football last season, while his 85.6 passing grade ranked 10th among Power Five signal-callers.

Texas Longhorns Quarterback Depth Chart

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  1. Quinn Ewers, Junior Red Shirt
  2. Redshirt freshman Arch Manning
  3. Trey Owens, true freshman

Ranking PFF’s Top 5 Quarterback Rooms

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  1. Georgia Bulldogs
  2. Oregon Ducks
  3. Texas Longhorns
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide

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