It will be a steady dose of quality starting quarterbacks that this Texas football defense faces during the 2019 regular season slate.
The Big 12 tends to be a loaded conference at quarterback and the 2019 regular season should be no different. What did shift from previous years, at least within the past decade, is the fact that the Texas football program could boast the best quarterback in the Big 12 with to-be junior dual-threat star Sam Ehlinger.
This upcoming regular season slate for Texas football also doesn’t feature as much star power up front in terms of the quarterbacks it faces compared to the past two years. Last season, Texas faced Jake Fromm of the Georgia Bulldogs, Kyler Murray of the Oklahoma Sooners, and Will Grier of the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Granted there should be an asterisk that goes with facing Fromm last season since that came in the Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, not during the regular season. Texas did get Murray twice last year, once in the regular season Red River Showdown and again in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Two years back, Texas squared up against three premier quarterbacks during the regular season. In the Texas Bowl win over the Mizzou Tigers, head Texas football coach Tom Herman had to face 2019 NFL Draft first round pick Drew Lock in his first year at the helm. The other three quarterbacks from the 2017 campaign that were difficult to face included Mason Rudolph of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Sam Darnold of the USC Trojans, and Baker Mayfield from Oklahoma.
There will be more parity in the quarterbacks that Herman and Texas will face week-by-week this fall. Here’s a look into the four best quarterbacks that this Texas Longhorns football team is set to face during the 2019 regular season.