AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas quarterback David Ash heard the talk in the offseason about being a game manager. The Longhorns didn't need a quarterback to win games, fans said. They just needed one who wouldn't lose them.
Ash said all the rights things, too. He said he would spend the entire season handing off to running backs as long as it meant winning.
So far this season, he has shown he can throw, move the offense - and win.
The sophomore who was simply overwhelmed as a freshman in last season's 55-17 loss to Oklahoma, returns to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas this week to face the No. 13 Sooners (3-1, 1-1 Big 12). He is not just a game manager, but the most consistent offensive player for No. 15 Texas (4-1, 1-1.
After two straight games on the road, the Ravens will return to M&T Bank Stadium to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15.
A week after facing a team in Kansas City that is set for years to come at quarterback, they could be facing a team with uncertainty under center - or at least a quarterback facing some turmoil with his teammates.
In the second quarter of Tampa Bay’s Week 14 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, Bucs’ starting quarterback Jameis Winston was seen on the sidelines in a verbal altercation with center Ryan Jensen.
Winston, depsite the tense moment, seemed to get the game back on track.
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Former legendary Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann did not wish the 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray a long football career.
Theismann wished Murray a long career in baseball.
This celebratory tweet from Theismann is not something out of left field. Back in June the Oklahoma quarterback was drafted ninth overall in the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics. He also signed a $4.7 million contract with the team that allowed him to stay in school for one more season. This coming after his first season with the OU program backing up the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, Baker Mayfield.
Theismann's tweet both come across as criticism of football and is understandable given his career.
Of course, Theismann is known for having one of the most gruesome injuries in pro football. Current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a similar injury earlier this year. The injury ended Theismann's career.
In baseball, injuries like that are rare. The only contact between players occurs occasionally at the plate between catchers and baserunners.
Additionally, the guaranteed money in baseball (as a whole) is far more than that of football.
During the Heisman ceremony on Saturday night, Murray responded to the question on whether he would rather win the Heisman trophy or the World Series.
"I'd rather win a Heisman," Murray told reporters. "I mean, no disrespect to a World Series."
“I’d like to do both, if possible, but I don’t know how possible that is,” Murray said. "I think that's something me and my family will talk about at the end of the season and weigh out the options of what the NFL thinks of me. Right now my future is already kind of planned out, but we'll see what happens."
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