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By far the biggest new-coming to the NFL in a long time, it may seem like a stretch as of now. But three players in particular will revolutionize the game in a way never thought of before.
The first is the most notable in Mike Vick. In his play with the Eagles thus far, he has only solidified my predicted change. Vick, the former Pro Bowl quarterback, was never known as a great passer, but a playmaker there may have been none better ever.
The Eagles are likely going to move on from McNabb and give Kevin Kolb the keys to the team, but the quarterback position won’t be all his. Vick is only going to get more comfortable as this season and another offseason goes on, and his passing potential will be undeniable.
With the pocket passing and accuracy of Kolb and the explosiveness as well as the passing ability of Vick, the Wildcat will be just a formality and Vick will be throwing 5-10 passes a game easy by 2010.
Pat White was drafted surprisingly by the Dolphins in the second round, even though they already have their franchise quarterback Chad Henne waiting in the wings.
However, with Henne the definition of a pocket passer and not a proven scrambler, White can take advantage of a team’s over-pursuing blitz schemes and run all over them.
However, White was drafted in the second round to be more than a “Wildcat” player. He can throw the ball as well as most scramblers in the NFL, and with the Henne and White rotation, you get the best of both worlds.
Finally, look at Tim Tebow. His passing ability isn’t improving as most had hoped for this offseason, and he still doesn’t have the ability to throw in NFL passing windows. However, his gutsiness, leadership ability, and will-to-win may be one of the best of any football player ever.
So he can’t be an every down quarterback, but why not use him in the certain situations? Tebow will be an NFL quarterback, but as (and hopefully) he progresses, use him sparingly with another capable starter.
While it isn’t talked about in news or analysts circles, I guarantee NFL teams and scouts are very intrigued by this idea. Even guys like Vince Young will benefit from this.
The two quarterback system is something I feel will be in the NFL by 2011, and I am very excited to see it. My opinions go a lot further than this, so if you would like to know about schemes, teams, or situations it would work in, please email me at EricG@NFLHouse.com