IRVING, TX - MAY 01: Quarterback Stephen McGee #7 of the Dallas Cowboys drops back to pass during rookie mini camp on May 1, 2009 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys have made clear that their plan is to ride out the 2010 season with Jon Kitna at the helm, meaning that, for good or ill, Stephen McGee won’t see an opportunity to play this season. This is a somewhat debatable approach, since Dallas has exactly no shot at making the playoffs, but Jerry and co. are intent on finishing the season on the highest note possible.
But just because we won’t see it doesn’t mean that McGee hasn’t been developing; quite the contrary, in fact, according to Kitna, who lauded the Texas A&M product on Tuesday.
“I’ll say this much about him: I’ve never seen a guy improve as much as he has from one year to the next at quarterback,” Kitna said, per ESPN Dallas. “Never seen that. It’s a very difficult thing to do.”
Despite the whole “not ever playing” thing, McGee feels fortunate with the Cowboys, as he is able to study under two quarterbacks, in Kitna and Tony Romo, who have each experienced a good deal of success in the league, but whose styles differ greatly.
“It’s been a great situation for me,” McGee said. “Not only do they know the game well X’s and O’s wise, but they play the game differently but both very well. I’m just trying to be as much like them as I can. I’m like a chameleon almost, just seeing what they do and adjusting my game that way.”
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