Stephen McGee got a taste of the life of a starting NFL quarterback at the end of the 2010 season, leading the Cowboys to a 14-13 week 17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Seven months later, McGee is back in his old spot, backing up Jon Kitna, who of course, backs up Tony Romo.
But he’s not bummed about it. In fact, he sees it as the continuation of an enviable learning opportunity.
“Kit’s been instrumental in my development here,” said McGee, per ESPN Dallas. “You can learn so much from watching him. It’s a competition every day out here in practice, but I look at is as, I just want to make the most of every rep I get, every opportunity I get.
“For me right now, it’s two reps in practice or maybe it’s blue practice. Make all those reps count and not worry about the rest. I’m competing against myself to be the best I can be every day and let whatever else happens happen.”
That McGee would gush like this isn’t surprising, in that (a) it’s the politically correct answer and (b) we’ve heard similar gushing from any number of Kitna’s teammates since he arrived in Dallas. But it’s good that McGee is happy where he is, because it doesn’t seem like he’s going anywhere for at least another season.
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