Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has received plenty of attention this week for his six-touchdown performance in Saturday’s 42-16 victory over Kentucky, even drawing Heisman support from Wildcats coach Mark Stoops.
As a duel-threat quarterback in the SEC, Prescott often gets compared to one of his role models — former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.
The record-holding senior quarterback received another comparison on Monday, however, from NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks who sees similarities between Prescott and former NFL quarterback Steve McNair.
Said Brooks: “While some observers have tagged Prescott as Tim Tebow-like due to his role in Dan Mullen’s offense, I believe he should draw comparisons to the late Steve McNair during the pre-draft process.”
Brooks points to Prescott’s improvement in the passing game as one of the differences between the Bulldogs’ quarterback and Tebow.
The new comparison may help Prescott. After all, he must be hoping that his NFL career arc is closer to that of McNair’s (13 seasons in the league) than Tebow’s (two seasons in the pros, and a good analyst gig).