1. Thompson would be a top-tier 3-4 year starter
When you look at the best teams in college football, they usually start the most talented quarterbacks on the roster, regardless of age, as mentioned earlier.
Alabama chose Tua Tagovailoa over veteran Jalen Hurts, Clemson went with Trevor Lawrence over Kelly Bryant, Ohio State could have kept a veteran in Joe Burrow but chose Dwayne Haskins and then Justin Fields, Oklahoma went with Spencer Rattler over some veterans, and Texas A&M is going with redshirt freshman Haynes King this season over a more veteran Zach Calzada.
Teams that contend for titles don’t worry about starting the veteran just because of the experience factor and Oregon needs to join that fold.
When Justin Herbert was named starter, he was an inexperienced college freshman, but overcame that and became one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Ty Thompson has more pure talent than any freshman quarterback to ever join the program and he could follow in Herbert’s footsteps.
Not many programs in the national spotlight would say “no thanks” to a top-50 recruit as a potential 3-4 year starter under center. He is a winner and has the potential to be great.