It’s essential you make the most out of every opportunity in the NFL, especially when you’re already on your second team after only a few seasons. That’s what former West Virginia quarterback Will Grier did during his time under center in the Cowboys preseason game Saturday night.
Grier, who was claimed off waivers by the Cowboys last year after being released by the Panthers, completed 6 out of 10 passes for 98 yards and also had a 9-yard run to his credit. He entered the game in the second quarter, replacing Cooper Rush who started the game for Dallas.
While Grier has no chance to start in Dallas no matter how well he plays, putting positive film together is important since he hasn’t been able to do that too often in his brief time in the league.
Just for the record: When Will Grier was lighting it up at West Virginia, I thought he could be a pretty to very good starting QB in the NFL. Still do. Very glad the Cowboys have him. Like his moxy, flair and deep ball.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 21, 2022
The sample size is so small but it is just easier to trust Will Grier as QB2 than anybody else imo
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) August 21, 2022
Before being drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 100th pick (3rd round) of the 2019 NFL Draft, Grier spent two seasons as WVU’s starting quarterback in 2017 and 2018 after transferring from Florida.
Grier threw for a total of 7,354 yards and 71 touchdowns in his two seasons in Morgantown.
In this same game, fellow Mountaineer, Leddie Brown showed what he could do in limited action for the Chargers.