The Kansas Jayhawks received some outstanding news to kick off the weekend on Friday afternoon as star quarterback Jalon Daniels has announced that he will return for the 2023 season.
Daniels, who has two years of eligibility remaining, will come back for at least one season and try to build on a 6-7 campaign in 2022.
As the first quarterback to lead Kansas to a bowl game since 2008, Daniels is beloved in Lawrence and is welcome to return there as long as the NCAA will allow. That’s why it was such a monumental moment for KU’s 2023 season when Daniels posted this announcement video.
In 2022, Daniels threw for 2,014 yards and 18 touchdowns through the air while completing 66.1% of his passes. He also added 77 rushes for 419 yards and seven scores on the ground. After leading KU to a 5-0 record, Daniels was hurt and missed the next several games due to injury.
He did return for action to end the regular season but didn’t look like himself until late in the Liberty Bowl against Arkansas. Although KU lost the game in 2OT, Daniels set Liberty Bowl records for most passing yards (544), completions (37), touchdown passes (5), and total touchdowns (6).
With Daniels coming back in 2023, Kansas will look to build on its outstanding 2022 season and perhaps start to compete for a conference championship moving forward.