This appears to be a fantastic quarterback battle.
With the exception of Vince Young, no other player, and certainly no other quarterback, has been as heralded coming to Texas as has Quinn Ewers.
With a golden arm and golden mullet to match, Ewers received a perfect rating according 247Sports, something Texas target Arch Manning also recently achieved. Steve Sarkisian has a thing for perfection, apparently.
However, no matter how talented a player is, there will always be a learning curve, especially at quarterback and offensive line. There is a reason that most players at these positions redshirt their first years. For quarterbacks, the systems are far more complex than when they were in high school, and for offensive linemen the game is much more physical.
So, it is no surprise that for the past several weeks Hudson Card has looked like the more solid quarterback of the two. Given that he is a very talented player himself and has now been in the system for two years, this should be the expectation.
However, there is evidence that the tide may be turning.
Several national media outlets have suggested that both quarterbacks are neck and neck, but a recent report from Horns247’s Hudson Standish had Ewers as the MVP of the scrimmage on Saturday, and that is significant. What will give Sarkisian the best information on players will likely come from the scrimmages, which are as close to a real game as you can make it.
If Ewers was the MVP this early on, then continues to build on it in the coming weeks, it is likely he will lead the Longhorns as the starting quarterback against ULM on Sept. 3.
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