Casey Thompson is working his way back for Nebraska after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. According to Thompson’s father, the quarterback had been dealing with the ailment for much of the season and opted for surgery soon after the season ended.

Fortunately, Thompson took another step forward in his recovery process Tuesday. According to Mitch Sherman with The Athletic, Thompson returned to practice and was cleared for some throwing activities.

Thompson does remain limited in what he is able to do, but it is a good sign he’s making progress in his rehab.

Nebraska’s QB outlook

As long as he is healthy when fall camp comes, Thompson is still likely the favorite to begin the 2023 season as Nebraska’s starter. However, new head coach Matt Rhule did not hesitate to add talent and depth to the QB room this offseason.

The Huskers added former Georgia Tech starter Jeff Sims who is a true dual-threat QB with impressive production for the Yellow Jackets. We will find out if he can push Thompson for the starting job, but Sims is certainly a name to keep an eye on throughout the spring and summer.

Meanwhile, Logan Smothers is likely in the mix as QB3 on the depth chart barring significant injury or setback within the room.