Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White was a major disappointment as a second-round draft pick of the Dolphins in 2009, and when he was cut at the end of training camp in 2010, it appeared that his NFL career had come to a quick end.
But White is now with the Redskins, and even after all this time out of the league, he he says he’s optimistic that he has a future in the NFL.
“I know that there’s still a lot to be learned, a lot for me to accomplish, but I’m willing to put in the time and the work to make it happen,” White told the Free Lance-Star. “I’m just very thankful and blessed to have this opportunity.”
White admits that until the Redskins called, he didn’t know whether he’d get another NFL chance.
“I was enthused when I first started to train to get this opportunity, not knowing whether it was going to happen or not,” White said. “I’m happy to get back at it.”
Realistically, it’s unlikely that the Redskins are going to keep White when the regular season starts, as Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman will almost certainly be the three quarterbacks they keep on their 53-man roster. But if White shows enough during training camp and the preseason, he might convince the Redskins or some other team that he’s worthy of a spot on an NFL roster. After it looked like he had washed out of the NFL completely three years ago, just having a chance is progress.