While Tim Tebow’s NFL career didn’t go exactly as he may have planned, there is no denying that he was one of the best college football players to every play the game. However, there is another Dan Mullen coached signal-caller is getting plenty of attention at the collegiate level now and one ESPN analyst says he is better than Tebow.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is the player receiving the praise and Jesse Palmer is the ESPN analyst that is showing the love.
He’s the best running quarterback that Dan Mullen’s every coached,” Palmer said, via the Clarion Ledger. “Yeah, that includes Alex Smith, who was the No. 1 pick overall. That includes Tim Tebow. The escapabilty, you don’t have to block everybody in order for him to give you the explosive play. He makes this offense better in the red zone a lot like Tim Tebow and Alex Smith.
“He’s got that ‘it’ factor. I’m not comparing him to this guy as a player, but I do compare him to Tim Tebow in respect to his leadership and his competitive spirit.”
Prescott is only a sophomore, so he has two years of eligibility left.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound signal-caller is a true dual-threat quarterback that rushed for over 100 yards on four different occasions this season, including 133 yards against Auburn and 154 yards against Texas A&M. He finished the year with 1,657 passing yards, 751 rushing yards and 18 total touchdowns this season.
With two years left to play at Mississippi State, he has plenty of room to continue improving, but he still has a long way to go before he can reach Tebow’s level of college achievements.