Famous quarterback whisperer David Whitfield Jr. thinks very highly of former quarterback turned receiver Braxton Miller of the Houston Texans.
Whitfield, who worked with Miller during his days as the quarterback of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Then, following shoulder surgery in 2014, he famously (and smartly) made the move to receiver to give himself the best chance at a productive professional career.
Speaking about his former pupil during an interview with John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Whitfield gushed about his abilities.
“Oh my goodness — Braxton could play every position on the field except the ones where they had to put their hand in the dirt, and he’d still be wildly successful,” Whitfield said. “When he was at Ohio State, he was one of the last superheroes in college football.
“The whole team felt like supermen because Braxton was on the bus with them,” Whitfield said. “At any given time, Braxton can break the game wide open. That’s what superheroes do.”
That’s some very high praise, but we’re not surprised. Miller made national headlines when he pulled off one of the most amazing spin moves anyone’s ever seen in a nationally televised game as a member of the Buckeyes (watch here).
The Texans took Miller in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played in 10 games last year as a rookie, catching 15 passes for 99 yards and one touchdown.
He has some seriously fantastic after-the-catch abilities and is capable of burning NFL-caliber cornerbacks in the slot. It would be surprising if he didn’t get more involved with Houston’s offense in Year 2 following an injury-shortened rookie campaign.