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It was clear during Oklahoma’s comeback win over Texas that Caleb Williams was the Sooners’ best quarterback.
It was emphatically confirmed Saturday night, when Williams lit up TCU on the way to a 52-31 victory.
The true freshman completed 18 of his 23 pass attempts for 295 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions, adding 66 yards and another score on the ground.
While this development is a positive for the Sooners, who are still undefeated and in the thick of the College Football Playoff race, it begs a question about the incumbent quarterback Williams has supplanted in Norman.
Heading into the 2021 season, Spencer Rattler was widely regarded as one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2022 NFL draft class, and a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick.
Instead of taking his game to another level and competing for the Heisman Trophy, Rattler instead took his game to the bench, struggling with accuracy, turnovers and consistency. His draft stock has plummeted to the point where Rattler would be much better off returning to school for another season.
That said, it’s hard to imagine Rattler returning to Norman next season, considering the fact that Williams is just a true freshman. If Rattler wants to revive his draft stock with a strong 2022 season at the college level, he’ll likely be doing it somewhere else.