April 13, 2024


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Washington Huskies

QB Michael Penix Jr. will return in 2023

Washington Huskies
Washington Huskies QB Michael Penix Jr.

There is very good news for Washington Huskies football supporters. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will be back following year.

At the end of the Washington Huskies football awards banquet meal on Sunday night, there was a nicely-gained announcement. Michael Penix Jr. announced he would return to Montlake for his final calendar year of eligibility. The group went bananas, to say the the very least.

Spectacular Debut

Penix experienced an amazing first 12 months at UW, completing 330 of 500 passes (66%) for 4,354 yards with 29 touchdowns and 7 interceptions (1.4%).

With one match remaining this season, against the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl on December 29 in San Antonio, Penix can give admirers, gamers, and the media anything to look ahead to for future year. He could be the major candidate for the 2023 Heisman Trophy.

In advance of coming to Washington, Penix had results at Indiana. At minimum when he could play by way of the injuries that hampered him just about every period.

Right after his transfer, the issue was how great he would be if he could keep healthful for a full time. He unquestionably answered that by leading the nation in passing and leading the Huskies to a 10-2 typical period history.

Now we have to see what he will do following season. If Penix has another yr like this a single, he may conclusion up as the greatest quarterback in the heritage of the University of Washington soccer plan.


His choice to return put the highlight on his backups, Sam Huard and Dylan Morris. Either a person or both equally of them may possibly make your mind up to use the portal and transfer to yet another college.

They are not the only dominoes in engage in. Will receiver Rome Odunze make a decision to stay with the Washington Huskies for an additional year? The exact goes for fellow WR Jalen McMillan.

Other players who believed about making use of the portal could keep at Washington as well. With Penix back in the fold, UW has to be an early beloved to earn the Pac-12 future yr.

New Line in 23

The Washington Huskies will lose some gamers from the offensive line who protected Penix all time prolonged. Remaining guard Jaxson Kirkland is definitely absent. The NCAA gave him a sixth year of eligibility thanks to an harm that happened previous yr.

Also, correct guard Henry Bainivalu is out of eligibility. The two gamers will obtain fascination from the scouts and standard managers in the NFL.

Now we look forward to the Alamo Bowl. It’s been a profitable year, no subject what the end result is. Go Dawgs!