A rookie’s first minicamp surely isn’t any kind of way to judge a player.
But that won’t stop Dallas’ coaches from getting a little excited about Dallas Cowboys’ fourth round pick Stephen McGee.
The former Texas A&M quarterback was labeled as a “project” and was thought to be a backup to backup quarterback Jon Kitna, but McGee has already turned a coaches heads, including quarterback coach Wade Wilson.
According to this article by
With only three games in a pro-style offense while at Texas A&M, McGee was expected to need a great deal of work, but insiders say the former Aggie was stunningly refined in his technique throughout Dallas’ minicamp May 1-3. Coaches, including quarterback coach Wade Wilson, who played the position for 18 years in the NFL, raved about McGee’s poise and accuracy throughout the camp.
It’s nice to hear the word “poise” associated with a Dallas quarterback, isn’t it?
But there are plenty out there who will have their doubts about McGee and plenty other rookie minicamp sensations.
Sure, there have been hundreds of guys who have come out looking like world beaters, but I think that Cowboys GM Jerry Jones knew that McGee had talents that were rarely showcased in Texas A&M’s run-heavy offense.
Still, he might need more time to grow and develop as a quarterback. The great thing is, it looks like McGee will have all the time he needs to grow. With Romo starting and Kitna backing him up, McGee won’t have to face NFL defenses for one year at the very least.
That being said, Kitna’s contract is up at the end of this season.
This is where it gets interesting.
If Jones renews Kitna’s contract or finds another backup quarterback, then McGee could fade into obscurity.
But if Jones doesn’t renew Kitna’s contract and McGee continues to develop and impress his coaches, we could be seeing McGee becoming Tony Romo’s heir apparent as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.