has gotten Henne'd before.
Denard working out at QB for Jacksonville
There is always Tom Brady.
Given that there are only 32 NFL teams and significantly more than 32 college football programs, I think having even one starting QB in the league is pretty solid. Possibly two starters, if Gabbert shits the bed again. Henne has shown flashes of starter-material over the years. He's not going to lock anything down for any significant amount of time, but he's good enough to hold on to the job if Gabbert blows it.
I guess you draft the guy to see the field however possible, but if he's giving legitimate heat on Gabbert, that speaks to how poorly Blaine is playing. I love Denard as much as the next guy, but he's just not built to be a great pure NFL QB. That said, he can definitely be a situational player under center and I fully expect him to be a good slot receiver/third-down back.
It does look like he's recovering from the nerve damage. If so, it would be foolish not to include at least some plays with him at QB.
I'm really glad to see Denard recovering. Regardless of where he plays in the NFL, he put everything he had into his time at Michiagn and I will always respect him for that. My biggest complaint while watching him play was that he didn't slide/go out of bounds enough; he always wanted the extra yard. Best of luck to him at QB, RB, WR or wherever.
I just wanted the kid to recover. To not have feeling in your arm/fingers has to be terrible.
I'm glad he's healing. Hopefully he hold on to a beer or 2 in his old age. One of the greatest feelings in the world.
Here is a wild guess: He will never be full time QB and does more Wild Cat/spread sets in the NFL. It's out there, but I just have a feeling.
is that he's the next Desmond Howard on punt and/or kickoff returns. Those postions get him the ball in space easier than any other. Best of luck no matter what they do with him...I believe he will make it in the NFL as a returner though.
Well, hopefully this upcoming season he's classified as a QB, RB, WR in fantasy football leagues...he'd be available in very late rounds in my SEC homer league. Not a bad potential wild card guy if he's really going to see 10-15 touches per game. Plus, DILITHIUM.
But he's not an NFL QB...
Sure, he can run some Pistol Read-Option stuff, but if you're epecting him to line up and drop back, that's not him.
What I do think he is...is one HECK of an NFL player. Not a gimmick RB/WR. I think he's a legit NFL weapon that should be on the field every (offensive) down in different spots on the field.
Put him at RB, FB, WR, Slot and create matchup nightmares for defenses.
I think we have to get past this notion that the only "slash" players have to be QB/WR. Where you take the QB off the field to allow the runner to come on. History has shown that DESTROYS rhythm.
But what if you keep the QB on for every down (at QB), and you have the "slash" player bounce around at other positions?
QB is really the only position in football where you don't come off the field. Probably some OL. Everyone else is used to going in and out. So as you spell players, slide Denard in that position for a down or a series.
Also, if he's an every down player. The threat of him throwing the ball becomes even greater.
Wherever he lines up, I predict Denard will prove himself one of the most valuable 5th round picks of all time.