Longhorns Running Back Jonathon Brooks is expected to declare the NFL Draft.

He was a freshman running back for the Texas Longhorns before his injury against TCU.

The Texas Longhorns have had a lot of trouble running recently, and word came Thursday that they will be sending their third quarterback to the NFL in as many years.

   Jonathan Brooks is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract and take his talents to the NFL, The former four-star started the season as the backup to five-star CJ Baxter, but once he took over, he never looked back. His first season was not buried behind Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson on the depth chart.

Before tearing his ACL against TCU, Brooks rushed for 1,139 yards (6.1 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns. He also had 25 catches for 286 yards and a touchdown.

While awaiting a decision, Brooks doesn’t want to leave the team as it prepares for the College Football Playoff.
“I don’t want to think about the fact that we’re in the playoffs and I’m focused on doing everything I can to help us win the championship, but we only have two weeks to decide, so it’s what it feels like.
. It’s hard not to think on what’s next, Brooks told the Sugar Bowl media. “The decision will come. Unless I know for sure, I’m not going to lean one way or the other at this point. Team, not the NFL.

   When he tore his ACL against TCU, Steve Sarkisian made sure Brooks saw the field in the Big 12 title game when he was on the field for the final play of the season. Arch Manning took a knee.

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