Job ‘not finished,’ QB Penix to return for Huskies

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Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., the nation’s chief in passing yards, will return to the Huskies for the 2023 season, he introduced Sunday evening.

In a video posted to social media, Penix stated, “As I look again on this particular season we had, I noticed there have been so many nice moments and issues to have fun, however I KNOW for certain there’s a lot extra on the market for this group and the job remains to be not completed. I am unable to wait to be again taking part in in Husky Stadium for the 2023 season!”

No. 12 Washington went 10-2 below first-year coach Kalen DeBoer and can face Texas within the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.

Penix started his profession at Indiana and performed below DeBoer in 2019 earlier than transferring to Washington and rejoining him after the 2021 season.

He redshirted at Indiana in 2018 and can use the extra season of eligibility granted in 2020 to play one remaining yr for Washington.

Penix has endured a number of vital accidents in his faculty profession, and a soar to the NFL appeared possible after he handed for 4,354 yards with 29 touchdowns and 7 interceptions this fall.

As a substitute, he’ll return to a Washington group that improved by six wins in DeBoer’s first season, ending in a three-way tie for second place within the Pac-12. Penix is simply the second Washington participant to eclipse 4,000 passing yards in a season and desires 105 yards within the bowl sport to set the varsity’s single-season passing report.