GJ Kinne was the #5 QB last summer. He was the longest of the long shots. Things have changed quite a bit since then. Kinne has been part of the team for a year now. He spent some time on the Eagles practice squad in 2013. Kinne knows what he’s doing this time around and wants to seriously push for a roster spot.
“Last year, I was just trying to learn all the plays and this year working on the craft within the plays, and it makes you feel a lot more comfortable,” he said.
“Instead of going 1-2 run, it’s 1-2-3-4 and getting through all my progressions, and I think that’s what Chip wants to see from me, going through all my progressions. Because he knows I can run, he knows I’ve got the athletic part, just being able to go through my progressions is big for me.”
Last summer Kinne was used on STs at times. Now he’s trying to steal the #3 QB job from Matt Barkley. What a difference a year can make.