Breaking News: Former TCU and Florida A&M quarterback Casey Printers was scheduled to work out for the Colts on Wednesday
Background: Printers was a record-setting QB for TCU who led them to a 23-8 record and three consecutive postseason bowl games before transferring to Florida A&M. He was considered an early contender for the Heisman Trophy and drew comparisons to the Eagles' Donovan McNabb due to his foot-speed and he has worked out with McNabb in the past. Printers was a Dean's List student.
Height/Weight: 6'2, 213 lbs.
Stats: During his three seasons at TCU, Printers completed 56 percent of his passes (324 completions of 578 attempts) and
left the school as the third all-time leading passer (4,621 yards, 37 touchdown passes).
At Florida A&M he led the team to a 7-5 record while completing 56.4 percent of his passes,
12 TDs and 5 interceptions. He also rushed for three TDs.
TFY Draft Preview Comments From 2003: "Athletic, fireball thrower with a live arm. Drives passes downfield, zips the outs and loses nothing throwing on the move. Quick footed, easily escapes the rush and makes plays with his legs. Puts air under his deep passes, placing them out front of receivers....Technically unsound setting to deliver the ball, steps out of his throws or releases the pass off his back foot. Forces the ball into coverage, directs his throws and does not deliver tight spirals...Good athlete but a less than adequate passer who must work to improve his fundamentals."
Quotable: "Casey is a great athlete who can do it all. But what makes him special is that he can make something out of nothing. That's what separates Casey from a lot of other quarterbacks."
-- Florida A&M head coach Billy Joe
Pro Career: Bypassed in the NFL Draft, Printers went to the CFL and was chosen as the CFL's Outstanding Player of 2004, throwing for 5,088 yards and 35 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He also ran for 469 yards. But he started just one game in 2005 as he struggled through some injuries, including a shoulder problem.
Current Situation: Printers' CFL team, the B.C. Lions, appear to be
committed to another quarterback, but made him a nice offer of $1.2 million for
three years to return. Printers' agent has been shopping Printers around to a
number of NFL teams, concerned that Printers would waste part of his career
possibly stuck as a backup after previously earning MVP honors.
NFL Teams Taking A Look: During the month of December, Printers has worked out for the Cowboys, Raiders, Dolphins, Chiefs, Lions and now the Colts. The 49ers have reportedly expressed some interest in taking a look at him as well. He has until February 15th to sign with an NFL team.