[Vancouver Sun] With an NCAA championship, school records and a brilliant Rose Bowl performance under his belt, University of Texas quarterback Vince Young is leaving his college highlight reel behind him and heading to the NFL.
The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping that another quarterback from the heart of Texas, Casey Printers, does the same.
Chiefs scout Jim Criner thinks highly of him. “Casey is like Vince Young said Criner. He’s got a tremendously strong arm, tremendous athleticism, all the physical tools. The thing we don’t know is whether he’s got the mental tools. But to be honest, talking to the people at British Columbia, they’ve all given the kid high marks for his ability to learn and retain.”
Printers’ agent, Jason Medlock, says the 24-year-old quarterback will decide later this week whether to return to the CFL and accept an offer from B.C. Lions GM Wally Buono or sign with the Chiefs or Detroit Lions in a developmental role.
Printers worked out in Kansas City in December under the eye of Chiefs president Carl Peterson, VP of football operations Lynn Stiles, VP of pro personnel Bill Kuharich, the entire player personnel department and eight coaches.
“He had an outstanding workout for us,” Criner said. “I’ve been pushing Casey with our people for two years.”