Thompson was very limited according to The Athletic’s Mitch Sherman. The quarterback continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery.
The return of Thompson in practice is a good sign, given that he is a likely candidate for the top quarterback spot this season. He threw for 2,407 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. His 63.1% completion percentage was just a shade under his number from 2021 when it was 63.2.
Thompson finished the season strong in 2022, throwing for five touchdowns and no interceptions. This included going 20-of-30, throwing for 278 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the season finale against Iowa on November 25.
Another Morning With Matt at Nebraska spring practice. Casey Thompson and Logan Smothers are with the QBs.
Thompson is delivering short throws today. He’s been cleared to use that shoulder in some limited form. pic.twitter.com/jRqmRty1ld
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) March 28, 2023
Good news for Nebraska football
This is certainly a good sign for the Nebraska football program, as it allows Thompson to get in some extra work before the spring game. It would be reasonable to expect him not to go to crazy the spring, as he continues to rehab his shoulder. Nevertheless, any reps are certainly a positive sign.
The quarterback will look to lead a revamped offensive unit that includes Anthony Grant and Ajay Allen at the running back position, as well as Thomas Fidone and Arik Gilbert at the tight end position. The wide receiver room looks to be full of talent as well, which should bode well for Thompson.
In any event, this is a good step for Thompson as he looks to work his way back. It will be interesting to see what his workload is, and how the program manages that throughout the rest of spring ball. The spring game itself is set to take place on April 22.
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