Recruiting a top high school quarterback?
You shouldnâ€™t let the recruit see this story if you run the spread offense. Former NFL star Joe Theismann thinks the spread is ruining quarterback play.
According to the Star-Telegram the spread offense is “light on football fundamentals.” “To have any kind of success at the professional level, I think itâ€™s important for the young, college kids to work under center,” said Theismann, a former Washington Redskins standout who received the Davey Oâ€™Brien Legends Award during a Monday ceremony at The Fort Worth Club. “To hand off [from] under center. To run play-action.”
Theismann gives many reasons why the spread isnâ€™t in favor with NFL teams, and why young players should eschew the spread. He cited rookie success stories Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan. Both quarterbacks directed pro-style offenses in college.
â€œGo to a camp where you learn how to work under the center. Youâ€™re going to be a professional football player. Learn to be one,â€ Theismann was quoted as saying by the Star-Telegram.
Iâ€™m sure that is being said on the recruiting trail, and it won’t change until someone like Tim Tebow changes the perception of the spread.