After highly touted signal-caller Arch Manning struggled in the Texas Longhorns annual Orange-White spring game on Apr. 15, completing just 5-of-13 pass attempts for 30 yards, questions were expected to follow.
After all, Arch is the grandson of Manning family patriarch Archie Manning, the 1969 SEC Player of the Year and a two-time Pro Bowl selection that made it to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. His sons, Peyton and Eli Manning, were longtime starting quarterbacks that won a combined three Super Bowls.
Now Arch, the son of the once-promising Cooper Manning — another of Archie’s sons — has the world watching him, anxiously awaiting more of the Manning magic.
So, of course, his first exhibition was a bit of a letdown. In fact, Longhorns fans and analysts almost seem concerned.