Texas QB Quinn Ewers returning in 2024

Quarterback Quinn Ewers plans to return to Texas rather than entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of playing quarterback at the University of Texas. … I’m coming back,” Ewers said in a social media post Thursday. “Hook ’em.”

The 20-year-old gives Texas a unique stable of golden-armed options at quarterback. He’s 16-6 as a starter and the Longhorns have Arch Manning as a backup. Manning was the No. 1-ranked QB in the Class of 2023.

Texas ended the season in the College Football Playoff for the first time, losing in the semifinals to Washington, 37-31.

Ewers was second in the Big 12 with 3,479 yards and threw 22 touchdown passes last season, despite missing time with a shoulder injury for the second consecutive season. Texas is moving to the SEC next season.

Ewers was graded as a first-round pick in the ’24 class, which includes a crowd of headliners at the position. USC’s Caleb Williams, North Carolina’s Drake Maye, LSU’s Jayden Daniels and Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy all are expected to declare for the draft before the Jan. 15 deadline.