OSU, for example, got great mileage out of Clint Chelf, and J.W. Walsh was an excellent reliever in 2012. Both proved to be adept at moving the ball with their feet.
Will the Cowboys go back to the dropback quarterback in the mold of Brandon Weeden and Wes Lunt? Seems like they want to, considering the recruitment of Mason Rudolph.
But either way, the mobile quarterback is a coming thing in football. Johnny Manziel. Colin Kaepernick. Cam Newton.
And Wilson is no small part of that, for this reason. He's not a Kaepernick/Manziel type who will tuck the ball and run 40 yards downfield.
Wilson is a Fran Tarkenton/Roger Staubach type. Run around to buy time for an open receiver.
We haven't seen enough of Knight to know if he has that trait, but it's awfully valuable.
And Wilson, like Brees before him, goes against convention with his height.
Used to be, 5-foot-something was a license to keep you out of the NBA. Many a mighty mite has disproved that theory.
Now sub 6-foot is a license to discriminate against quarterbacks. But that has to end now.
“So many people told me I couldn't do it,” Wilson said. “I wanted to go against the odds.”
Consider the odds beaten. The short, shifty quarterback is the Super Bowl champion.
There will be more to follow.
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