Temple QB E.J. Warner wins AAC Rookie of the Year for 2022
Temple freshman QB and demigod E.J. Warner has officially won the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year award. Kurt Warner’s son took over for D’Wan Mathis a few games into the season and never looked back, posting 3,028 yards and 18 touchdowns.
The American shared the news of E.J. Warner winning the honor on Twitter:
My God… If he isn’t careful, he just might turn Temple into a football school. That would be the definition of a herculean task.
While these numbers are already impressive, he accomplished them while dealing with (clearly unfounded) concerns about arm strength. While E.J. has dealt with them primarily on the field, it hasn’t stopped his dad from exposing takes about his son.
Now, bear in mind, Jon Jansen is a buddy of mine over at Fox Sports The Gambler, and he’s a good dude. That said, his QB takes shouldn’t be taken seriously, especially when his concern is arm strength.
The kid still puts up absurd offensive numbers. Hell, he dropped 527 on Jansen’s alma mater ECU. While Temple still managed to lose that game because the majority of the team simply isn’t very good.
After that performance, E.J. Warner exhibited some of his old man’s competitive spirit. The tweet below confirms he has some dawg in him.
Of course, these gaudy numbers are swiftly followed by questions about transferring. E.J. Warner may be a kid, but he’s no dummy. He’s absolutely aware of the state of the program.
Will he leave and go to a bigger program? Or will he stick around North Philly and become a Temple legend?
While many suspect he will bolt for a Power 5 school, papa Kurt thinks otherwise. After the season I watched from E.J. I’m praying that’s the case.
Mandatory Credit: The American