Former Oklahoma and Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight might be looking at an NFL career that doesn’t involve throwing the football.
According to Bruce Feldman, Knight is getting looks by NFL teams as a potential safety or receiver.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) March 7, 2017
This makes a ton of sense, especially if Knight actually hopes to have an NFL career that lasts. As a quarterback at the collegiate level, he was never accurate, completing 55.5 percent of his career passes. Throwing windows only get tighter at the next level, and typically passing percentage numbers don’t improve when quarterbacks make the jump.
Knight had a tremendous showing at the combine over the weekend, posting high marks in the 40 (4.54 seconds), vertical and broad jump (35.5 and 125 inches, respectively) and both shuttles. His athleticism and size make him a perfect candidate to make a transition from quarterback to skill position player. And we already know he plays with a linebacker’s mentality, unafraid of taking and making big hits.
The biggest question at this time might be, is he willing to make the switch?