Nebraska has its starting quarterback. Well, at least through the first day of spring practice.

Monday, while taking questions from reporters, new Huskers offensive coordinator Mark Whipple said that Texas transfer Casey Thompson took first-team reps as spring practice got underway. He also said that nothing is set in stone, but that Thomspon is the guy right now.

“He’s No. 1 right now,” Whipple said, per Kaleb Henry of KLIN Radio. “I think he’s the best right now.”

Thompson was the starter at Texas a season ago but decided to transfer following the 2021 season. It’s a seemingly a perfect fit, as Nebraska was in need of a new quarterback with 4-year starter Adrian Martinez leaving Lincoln for Kansas State.

Thompson arrives at Nebraska after throwing for 2,113 yards and 24 touchdowns with only 9 interceptions last year for the Longhorns. He also rushed for 157 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Nebraska also added former Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy to the roster via the transfer portal. Thompson is battling Purdy, Logan Smothers, Heinrich Haarberg and Richard Torres for the starting job in 2022.

It’s going to be a battle everyone is keeping an eye on throughout spring ball. Right now, Thompson is the leader. That doesn’t mean it will be the case when spring ball ends, though.