Bo Nix announced his transfer to Oregon football over the weekend and there were mixed emotions about it. Here’s why it could be a great move.
Last weekend, Bo Nix made a huge announcement that took Oregon football fans by storm. The former five-star quarterback and Auburn starter announced that he would be transferring to Oregon for his final year of collegiate ball.
The news was met with mixed reactions, but there were plenty of people excited about the addition of Nix because the quarterback position was shaky in 2021.
Still, Ty Thompson is expected to return in 2022 and that would create controversy at the position when everyone just assumed the job would be his. Even if Thompson does win the job, adding Nix will be good for his growth. But I actually believe Nix would be a solid starter in the Pac-12 for Oregon in 2022.
Here’s why I think Nix could actually thrive in Eugene this upcoming season.
3. Nix will be surrounded by weapons, pushed by Thompson
If Bo Nix is going to win the starting job with the Ducks, he’s going to have to beat out one of the best young quarterback prospects in the country. So if he does take the job in 2022, he’ll have earned it and be that much better for it.
And let’s say he does prove to be the better quarterback in the competition, he’ll have plenty of weapons around him to spread the ball to.
If CJ Verdell and Travis Dye return, that’s two running backs right there who could take the pressure off but there’s already Byron Cardwell and Trey Benson back there in case the two veterans decide to move on. On top of that, Oregon brings back Terrance Ferguson and Moliki Matavao as young tight end stars along with Troy Franklin, Dont’e Thornton, Seven McGee, Josh Delgado, and Isaiah Brevard in the receiving corps.
There will be no shortage of weapons for Nix and being pushed to be better by Thompson is going to be huge for his development.