Casey Thompson is officially the starting quarterback of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The former Texas quarterback was announced as the team’s starting QB Thursday night by head coach Scott Frost, according to On3.
Last season with the Longhorns, the athletic junior quarterback threw for 24 touchdowns, 2,113 yards and nine interceptions. He also rushed for 157 yards and four touchdowns.
Now, Thompson will be tasked with leading the Cornhuskers back to glory and he definitely has his work cut out for him.
Nebraska’s schedule this season is far from a cakewalk. The Cornhuskers have games against Oklahoma, a scrappy Purdue team, a competent Minnesota squad, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.
They’re going to be underdogs in probably half of their 2022 games.
There seems to be this idea that Scott Frost is some great QB whisperer. As I said on OutKick 360 earlier in the week, people need to stop believing that.
Adrian Martinez never got better under Frost’s coaching and Luke McCaffrey was run out of Lincoln.
Until fans see a QB grow and develop under Frost, there’s no reason to believe he’s amazing at developing his former position.
It should be fun to see how Thompson does this season. There’s no doubt expectations are high.
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