Former Florida Tuskers quarterback Chris Greisen has gone from being a backup in the United Football League, to starting in the UFL Championship Game, and now he will be activated for the Dallas Cowboys final game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Greisen was the main reason why the Tuskers were able to make it to the Championship game. He was the backup quarterback when the team had a record of 2-3. Then, when was named starter, Greisen led his team to three consecutive victories. Florida's 5-3 record was good enough to land them in a Championship game against a tough Las Vegas defense.
When he made the Championship game, Greisen put on a great performance. He completed 24 of his 42 attempts for 346 yards passing, along with two rushing touchdowns. The 34 year old quarterback's performance throughout the season was impressive enough for the Dallas Cowboys to sign him to the practice squad on December 27.
Dallas was in need of a quarterback because their starter Tony Romo had been placed on injured reserve and their backup, Jon Kitna, was injured in a game on Christmas day. The Cowboys starting quarterback this Sunday is Stephen McGee, a second-year player who has yet to make an NFL start.
McGee played fairly well last week against an Arizona Cardinals defense, but if he struggles against the Eagles on Sunday then the Cowboys might consider benching him and letting Greisen play. Greisen has not played in the NFL since 2000, but he showed that he still has some skills during 2010 when he played in the UFL.
Not only has Greisen played in the UFL, but earlier in 2010 he played in the Arena Football League with the Milwaukee Iron. When playing in the AFL, he led the league in passer rating (128.2) and passing yards (5,146), and finished second in touchdown passes (107). It is not often when a player signs with three different professional teams in one year. But Greisen is just looking for a chance to play wherever he can.