Quinn Ewers started out phenomenally against Alabama but the new Texas quarterback suffered a scary-looking injury after a big hit and left the game.
Quinn Ewers is a massive reason why many people believe that Texas football is back. He’s ultra-talented and looked the part in the Longhorns’ huge Week 2 matchup against Alabama.
He drove the team into the red zone on his first drive but had to settle for a field goal. But then he had the Horns on the move again thanks to a huge deep ball to Xavier Worthy.
On the first play inside the 10-yard line, though, Ewers faced big-time pressure and get hit hard by Dallas Turner, who was flagged for driving him into the ground.
Quinn Ewers injury: Texas QB leaves game
Ewers did not get up for quite a while after the big hit and then walked off of the field. While we don’t want to wholly speculate without too much information, the way he landed is reminiscent of a lot of quarterback collarbone injuries and perhaps a head injury as well.
Update: After halftime, it was announced that Ewers went to the locker room for X-rays and will not return against Alabama.
Who is the Quinn Ewers’ backup at Texas?
Texas had a relatively experienced quarterback behind Ewers as Hudson Card was the veteran who the newcomer beat out for the starting job. There is a talent drop-off but Card saw action last season and was fine.
Texas football QB depth chart
The Texas football QB depth chart with Ewers included looks like this:
- Quinn Ewers
- Hudson Card
There is not a QB3 listed and the Longhorns are thin at the position after another relative veteran, Casey Thompson, transferred to Nebraska before the start of the offseason.