Texas Football: You can never have too many quarterbacks

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With Maalik Murphy and Quinn Ewers in the fold, some fans have questioned why Texas would add another top quarterback. Much of the concern stems from fan loyalty to Murphy, and rightfully so.

Murphy chose Sarkisian’s squad before being the Texas signal-caller was cool. Even after Ewers transferred to Texas, Murphy stood by his commitment. Texas will need players like Murphy to trust Sarkisian even in difficult times. The California quarterback will play an integral role in his time at Texas, whether he starts three games or three full seasons.

Let’s go back to 2002. Texas signed Vince Young despite having five-star quarterback Chance Mock in the fold. Vince went on to become the greatest quarterback in program history.

The strategy of not signing an extra quarterback to appease another has not fared well at Texas. Texas opted not to sign a talented quarterback from the Houston area, because they had Garrett Gilbert already in the fold. The quarterback they opted not to sign went on to be the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. His name was Andrew Luck.

Quarterback is a difficult position to develop. No high school prospect is guaranteed to enjoy a great collegiate or NFL career. It’s always wise to add as much talent as you can. Let the best quarterback win the job.

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