There’s been a lot of uncertainty when it comes to where the Oregon quarterback scenario will stand. Though one thing is now positive for the Ducks, and that is that Bo Nix will return for another year.
The Ducks released a statement video, announcing that the 2022 starting QB will return:
Nix transferred from Auburn to Eugene last offseason and, under the guidance of his former quarterbacks’ coach-turned-offensive coordinator, Kenny Dillingham had the best season of his college career.
Over 12 games, Nix accounted for 3,893 total yards of offense. He had 41 total touchdowns (27 passing, 14 rushing) while helping No. 15 Oregon to a 9-3 season.
The Ducks close out the 2022 season with their bowl game against North Carolina in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28.
Despite Dillingham’s departed to be the head coach at Arizona State, Nix’s decision to run it back is a boon for an Oregon team that will once again be one of the most talented teams in the country.
What does this mean for Nix?
Although, he already had one of his best, if not his best seasons. Nix has a chance to come back and perform better and show the NFL scouts that he is deserving to be a quarterback at the next level.
Is it a gamble? Yes, what if he gets injured? What if he performs worse than last year? Those are questions that anyone can sit there and ask, but in reality, its Bo’s career and it is a risk that he is willing to take.
What does the Bo Nix return mean for the Ducks?
The Ducks have their starting quarterback now, and it is not dependent on if Dante Moore uncommits or not. The Ducks will be able to open up the playbook a little more with one year already under Nix belt in Lanning’s system. This also means that Nix will play in the bowl game. The veteran leader will more than likely be looking to take the Ducks to the CFP after they just fell short of that this season with losses to Washington, Oregon State and Georgia.
With the return, the Ducks are now the early favorite to win the Pac-12 and a contender to reach the College Football Playoff.
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