Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. announced Sunday that he will return in 2023 for his sixth collegiate season rather than enter the NFL draft.

"I want to thank this coaching staff for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to be out here to play at the University of Washington in the greatest setting of college football," said Penix. "After long talks with family, coaches, and other trusted support, I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life for what I feel is best for my future."