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Arch Manning’s new Texas Longhorns role revealed by head coach as nephew of NFL icon Peyton prepares for college season

ARCH Manning is biding his time before taking over the reigns of the University of Texas offense.

The nephew of Peyton Manning is a highly anticipated quarterback prospect, but he has one more year before it’s his time.

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Arch Manning is biding his time to start at quarterback for Texas[/caption]

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Arch is the son of Cooper Manning, brother of Peyton and Eli Manning[/caption]

Manning spent the 2023 season as the third string quarterback for the Longhorns, expecting to start in 2024.

However, Quinn Ewers announced his return to the program for one final season.

Many though this meant that Manning would enter the transfer portal, but he decided to stay put.

It turns out there is an incredibly strong culture inside the Texas quarterback room, and Ewers explained how it is a benefit to everyone.

“I think that he gains a lot,” Ewers told Robert Griffin III on RG3 and The Ones.

“Not being from the state and coming in, and it’s obviously a little different.

“I think he’s got more time to grow his pride and love for the university.

“Obviously, he loves the university and loves the Longhorns. But kind of being able to sit back and watch, I think it’s different than playing.

“So him seeing what’s going on from inside, but also outside, I think that he can get a lot of intel from that.

“And then, obviously, another year to learn the offense and just get more comfortable within the smaller details. It’s, like, the best situation for him, I think.”


Manning is moving up to the backup quarterback role for the 2024 season, meaning he is one play away from game action.

He was given most of the snaps in spring ball, impressing those around him once again.

While some think Manning should be the starter, he is happy with his current progression.

“I like the situation I’m in,” he said at the Manning Passing Academy.

“I like Austin. I like the school. I like the coaching staff. I like the people in the building, and it takes a while to learn everyone’s name and learn the trainer’s names and all the staff, so I didn’t want to have to go somewhere else and have to do that again.

“Sometimes you got to stay patient and stay ready for your turn. I can’t wait to stay there for more years and win some games.”

“It’s tough, because you want to be out there playing with your boys.

“But just realizing there’s nowhere else I want to be, and it was my dream to play at Texas.

“I’m going to stick it out and play there eventually.”

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Arch is expected to start for Texas in 2025[/caption]

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