Pat White is reportedly close to signing with the Washington Redskins. White has been trying to get back into the NFL since the Miami Dolphins waived him before the start of the 2010 season. White suffered a gruesome injury late in his rookie year, one that started the movement to ban helmet-to-helmet hits in the NFL.
Since leaving the National Football League, Pat White signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals, and also played football for the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. In January he signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins as well, but he couldn’t find his place there. Needless to say, he didn’t amount to much in those leagues.
So why the sudden interest from the Washington Redskins?? Well, the Redskins have one healthy quarterback at the moment, Kirk Cousins. While we don’t know exactly how long Robert Griffin III will take to heal, the Redskins do need to prepare themselves for the worst. Pat White can mirror plays that RGIII would create with his legs, he fits the scheme the offense tries to run under him, it makes sense to be interested. White can be a good replacement for Griffin’s absence during OTA’s. Who knows, maybe if he works hard enough and proves himself, he can find a way to make the roster and be used as a dangerous speedy threat for Washington.
White has drawn no interest by teams since the gruesome injury that knocked him out of a game. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pat White ran towards the sideline with the ball and was met by CB Ike Taylor, who knocked the speedy and versatile quarterback out. A promising career was turned into nothing after that, but it looks like Pat White has finally found a way back into a teams training camp roster.