Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers is very aware of the amount of pressure he is under.
Being the quarterback at a blue blood program like Texas isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s often tough for those players to balance expectations while also possessing confidence.
As we’ve all probably seen by now, numerous national media outlets have seemingly put the future success of Texas squarely on the shoulders of Ewers. Whether that’s a fair statement or not, it’s what comes with the job.
Unlike former quarterback Sam Ehlinger, Ewers has the expectations surrounding him to live up to his perfect five-star rating. However, Ewers doesn’t want to get too far ahead of himself and just continue to be a simple guy.
Texas fans got the chance to read a letter from Ewers in The Players’ Tribune on Tuesday. He touched on the pressure surrounding him, why he chose to transfer, and his relationship with Steve Sarkisian.
Here’s a few interesting points Ewers expressed in his letter.
It’s always been a dream
It’s always been my dream to be a Longhorn.
Every Saturday for as long as I can remember, my family would be glued to the TV watching Texas play. Just the other day my mom was telling me about when I was two years old, and we watched Vince Young and the 2005 team win the Rose Bowl together. (Apparently, I had kid-size Longhorn gear and everything.) Stuff like that just reminds me how, at my core, it’s always been Texas.
Receiving Vince Young’s stamp of approval
For Vince to give me his stamp of approval on Twitter … that was an amazing moment for me. What he was able to do for the program, what he’s left behind — he’s a legend. So to be in the same conversation as him in any way is an honor. But I’m also not gonna get too far ahead of myself. I’m just focused on being the best quarterback I can be.