Arch Manning Sep 30, 2023; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Arch Manning (16) warms up before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Coming out of high school, five-star quarterback Arch Manning was the highest-rated player in the 2023 recruiting class, but he joined a crowded quarterback room at Texas with a few talented players in front of him. However, according to his grandfather, he does not regret his decision.

During a recent interview with The Spun, Archie Manning – the grandfather of Arch Manning – made it clear that he is not concerned about Arch Manning’s first season of his college career.

“Every situation is different,” Archie Manning said. “If you remember, Peyton and Eli went to school early for spring training. Peyton got thrown in for his first game as a freshman. He played a great deal that season. Tennessee had a great offensive line and two really good running backs, so that allowed him to work into it. Eli had what I think is the best course. He redshirted his first year, was a backup in his second year, and then started in his third year. I think it’s a big jump. Arch played 2A Football, as did Peyton and Eli. Every situation is different.”

More importantly, Archie Manning gave a pretty big update on Arch Manning, revealing that his grandson is still happy with his decision to sign with the Texas Longhorns even if it may not mean he sees the field immediately

“I think the most unfortunate thing was that Quinn Ewers got hurt. He was having a great year,” Archie Manning said. “I think Maalik [Murphy] has done some great things filling in. Arch is happy with the decision he made. All the reports we get is that he’s doing well. He’s going to get a redshirt out of this year, and I think that’s important.”

[The Spun]