Shaw, in his second season with the Red Raiders, previously started the first four games of the 2021 season after sitting out of preseason camp. He was injured in the first half of the Big 12 opener against Texas, forcing him to miss the rest of the season.
“First of all, I want to thank all three of our fans because it was an incredible tournament,” McGuire said. “Tyler has played well and made our offense consistently effective in camp, which has earned him the right to be our starting quarterback. Tyler has good football IQ and has bought into what we want this offense to look like. The kind of responsibility we put on the quarterback.
“Like I’ve said all along, though, we absolutely want Red Raider fans to see all of these QBs this season. This is as talented a class as I’ve seen, and I’m willing to put it. The depth at the quarterback position we have with anybody in the country. Both Donovan (Smith ) and Behren (Morton) I know they’ll be ready when called upon because they’ve certainly earned the respect of myself and their teammates.
Shaw completed 69.6 percent of his passes (64-of-92) in his first season as a Red Raider a year ago, throwing for 872 yards and 6 touchdowns before the injury. Between his time with the Red Raiders and Oregon, he is completing 66.4 percent of his passes, totaling 2,575 yards and 22 touchdowns through the air in 19 games, including 11 starts, with just nine interceptions.
A native of Chandler, Arizona, Shaw was one of the nation’s top quarterback prospects coming out of Hamilton High School as he was rated a top-100 prospect and the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the country by 247Sports and Rivals. He signed with Oregon out of high school and was named the Ducks’ starter before the 2020 season behind eventual NFL first-round pick Justin Herbert.
The Red Raiders kick off their season opener under McGuire on Sept. 3 against Mary State at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale in advance by calling 806-742-TECH or visiting www.TexasTech.com.