Backup quarterback Jon Kitna has shown a lot this season. He stepped up for the injured starting quarterback Tony Romo and has had a solid season under center for the Cowboys. On top of performing on the field, Kitna has shown the ability to be the leader this team has lacked and he has also spent time as a mentor.
According to Jon Kitna, third-string QB Stephen McGee has made huge strides this season.
“I’ll say this much about him: I’ve never seen a guy improve as much as he has from one year to the next at quarterback,” Kitna said. “Never seen that. It’s a very difficult thing to do.”
McGee understands that he has benefited from sitting behind Romo and Kitna and absorbing the knowledge.
“It’s been a great situation for me,” McGee said. “Not only do they know the game well X’s and O’s wise, but they play the game differently but both very well. I’m just trying to be as much like them as I can. I’m like a chameleon almost, just seeing what they do and adjusting my game that way.”
Kitna has done a lot to assist McGee. On the sidelines, Kitna always lets McGee look over the photographs from the previous offensive series. He then listens to the young quarterback to see if he has any suggestions. Kitna says that a suggestion from McGee led to a huge pass to Miles Austin against the Washington Redskins.
It is positive to see McGee making such huge strides on the practice field and having the team’s veterans acknowledge that speaks volumes on McGee as a professional.
Some fans have called for Dallas to draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft, but if McGee keeps impressing, drafting another signal-caller would not be necessary.