Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow draw comparisons for a number of reasons. They’re both capable of 100-yard rushing performances on any given week, and at least at the college level, they’re proven as dangerous passers, as well. They play in the same offense, in the same league, and even wear the same jersey number (15).
But it’s the difference between them, not the similarities, that have one NFL general manager intrigued.
“He’s just like Tim Tebow, but he can actually throw. Interesting prospect,” the GM said, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport.
Tebow, of course, had only a three-year NFL career because he struggled with accuracy at the pro level.
Prescott, a junior, is one of the fastest-rising NFL prospects at the quarterback position in the country. He entered play Saturday having passed for 200-plus yards and rushed for more than 100 in three consecutive games. At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, he’s an imposing ball carrier when he scrambles, although many of his rushes are designed in the read-option offense the Bulldogs employ.
For the season, Prescott has completed 58 of 96 passes for 964 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions, entering Saturday’s home game against Texas A&M.