Reason No. 1: The Texas A&M football team is in an objectively better position than Texas
For starters, the Texas and Texas A&M football programs are in drastically different places. Ewers could commit to Texas, but if he did, he’d have to bring them at least five more wins on the year to even be competitive in his own conference. It’s not the most competitive conference in the world, either.
A&M, on the other hand, felt like it was a good quarterback away from being a truly competitive team.
I don’t want to be insulting toward Zach Calzada, but if he could hang 41 points on Alabama in College Station, who knows what Ewers would be capable of?
Texas, on the other hand, would be a huge risk for Ewers. We’ve seen more than a handful of quarterbacks transfer to a messy program and live to regret it — just look at D’Eriq King with the Miami Hurricanes. Coming into the season, he was supposed to be a top draft prospect, a Heisman candidate, and one of the best passers in the country. Now, you hardly hear his name.
Sure, Texas A&M has underperformed based on preseason projections in recent years but it seems like this team’s ceiling is around eight wins per year. Meanwhile, Texas won’t even be playing in a bowl game this season.