Caleb Williams has some incredibly lofty goals for his second season at USC
Caleb Williams has some major goals in mind for the 2023 season.
The Heisman Trophy winner in 2022, Williams dazzled in his first season at USC, throwing for a nation-leading 42 touchdowns. His 4,537 passing yards ranked third among FBS throwers. He was also the only Power Five quarterback in the country to throw fewer than six interceptions.
Williams hopes to be the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. He also has a chance to be just the second player in college football history to win two Heisman Trophies. In pursuit of those goals, he’ll have to be better. The bar is ridiculously high after his first year with USC.
But it sounds like Williams’ own personal standard is going to be even higher.
“I want to have a zero-interception year and maybe one or two 100 completion percentage games if I can,” Williams said Friday during an appearance on FOX Sports’ First Things First. “I for sure want to throw more touchdowns. Every year, my self-goals that I set before the season go up and I kind of actually reached and surpassed some of my self-goals with how many touchdowns that I had.
“This next year, I’ll probably go for around 60 and hopefully I can go for around 5,000 yards passing.”
One of the show’s co-hosts, Nick Wright, joked with Williams he thought the USC thrower would be the second-best quarterback in the NFL today if he was already in the league. Williams stays grounded, though.
“There’s a lot more that I don’t know about football, from defenses, to the next level of what’s going to happen, the speed and all of that. There’s so much that I don’t know yet and that’s kind of the fun part about this game and me being so young,” Williams said. “It’s really exciting to me that I don’t know as much as I will.”
Williams and USC kick off spring ball on March 4. The spring period concludes with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 15.