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Casey Thompson’s time on a football field in 2023 reportedly has come to an end.
However, his time with the Owls might not last long at all. Thompson went down with an injury over the weekend during a blowout loss to Clemson, and it looks like the worst case scenario has unfolded for the FAU Owls and Thompson.
Thompson’s season is over after suffering a torn ACL against the Tigers, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported Monday afternoon.
That means Thompson’s sixth year of college football ended after just three games and 79 passing attempts.
Casey Thompson reportedly has a torn ACL.
If this is the end of the road for Casey Thompson, there will be questions and debates about what could have been.
Thompson threw 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions with the Longhorns, and appeared to be the kind of QB who could continue to lead Texas. However, Quinn Ewers showed up, Thompson hit the portal and soon landed with Nebraska. In his single season with the Cornhuskers, Thompson threw for 17 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and struggled with his health at times.
Eventually, he hit the portal for a second time and found himself back at FAU with Herman. He threw for five touchdowns and five interceptions before reportedly tearing his ACL.
Casey Thompson could perhaps apply for a medical hardship waiver, but it seems more likely than not that his college career has run its course. That’s speculation on my part, but it seems like the likely outcome.
At his best, Thompson was a very good QB who showed a ton of potential. His 2021 season at UT was outstanding. He threw for 24 TDs, rushed for four and threw for 2,113 yards. He definitely looked the part of being a big time Big 12 QB. Unfortunately, he just couldn’t beat out Quinn Ewers and had to leave.
Where will Thompson go from here? That remains to be seen, but it’s a really unfortunate situation. He showed so much potential, but largely due to circumstances out of his control, never got to his ceiling. Hopefully, he finds a way to keep playing if he wants to, but it certainly seems like this is the end of the road.