Caleb Williams Says It’s A “Game-Time Decision” Whether He’ll Enter 2024 NFL Draft

Caleb Williams is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and is widely-regarded as a can’t miss prospect but that doesn’t mean he’ll be entering the Draft.

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, the USC Trojans QB said that his NFL future remains a “game-time decision.” Williams is coming off a season where he threw for 3,633 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. But despite the individual success, USC finished the season 7-5, losing five of its last six games after starting the 2023 season 6-0.

Williams called the 2023 season a “learning process.”

“I’ve never been in this situation, where I’m 7-5 and there are no playoff hopes at the end of the season,” Williams said. “I’m dealing with it emotionally, dealing with it spiritually and physically. It’s been one of the most important years I think I’ve had. It’s tricky. I’ve had to have talks with [USC head coach] Lincoln [Riley] — because obviously I haven’t been through it — or with my family members or people like that, just how to deal with this and lead, how to stay the same person I was before the season or after our first loss or second loss.

Many still expect Caleb to enter the 2024 Draft and not pass up the opportunity to be selected No. 1 overall but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the possibility of Williams returning to college. His father, Carl, has publicly stated that his son would return to USC if a bad situation waits him in the NFL.