Texas Longhorns QB Quinn Ewers made his return from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for weeks against TCU. But his return may have been short-lived.
What’s the latest on Ewers’ status as the Longhorns take on the Horned Frogs?
Quinn Ewers Injury: Latest on Status of Texas QB
Ewers suffered a shoulder injury against Houston weeks ago, and returned to the fold this week against the TCU Horned Frogs.
The first half went well for Ewers, for the most part. He completed 15 of 22 passes for 244 yards, a touchdown, and an interception and helped the Longhorns rocket out to a 26-6 lead.
However, Ewers did leave for the locker room early at halftime and seemed to be gingerly carrying his right arm.
Any careful handling of Ewers past this point could just be a precaution. And with a 26-6 lead, the Longhorns could feasibly transition to Maalik Murphy for the rest of the game if Ewers is feeling discomfort.
As of now, it’s not clear if there will be any change to Ewers’ status entering the second half, but his early departure does bear noting. We will update this article with confirmation on his status, and whether or not he returns to the field.
Update: Ewers stayed in the game in the second half.
Entering this game, Ewers had played in seven contests through the 2023 season, completing 151 of 213 passes (70.9%) for 1,915 yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions over that span.
Ewers can still strive for greater consistency, but the Texas offense clearly operates best with him at the helm. During Murphy’s stint as a starter, the team had more trouble building and maintaining leads. Ewers hasn’t had any issues with that today.
Were Ewers to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, he’d likely be a Day 2 pick. This year, he’s benefited from the presence of Xavier Worthy and Adonai Mitchell in his WR room — both of whom have Round 1 upside.