Tommy Stevens won’t be playing in the B1G next year, but he might be a quarterback to keep an eye on throughout the 2019 season, at least according to Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy.
Over the weekend, the Penn State-turned-Mississippi State quarterback attended the Manning Passing Academy, along with several other talented college gunslingers. But Stevens was one that stood out to Nagy, who praised the fifth-year senior for his athleticism and big arm.
“Biggest surprise of Manning Passing Academy was Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens,” Nagy wrote in a tweet. “Scouts talk about how guys ‘spin it’ and Stevens spun it as well as anyone at the camp. We knew he was big and athletic but he has a live arm. (Mississippi State) fans should be excited about this kid.”
Biggest surprise of Manning Passing Academy was Mississipi State QB Tommy Stevens. Scouts talk about how guys “spin it” and Stevens spun it as well as anyone at the camp. We knew he was big and athletic but he has a live arm. @HailStateFB fans should be excited about this kid! pic.twitter.com/kWRJ5N8hXP
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) July 1, 2019
Stevens became well known for his versatility while at Penn State. Though he wasn’t the starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions, his athleticism was used in multiple roles in the offense. At Mississippi State, though, he’ll be expected to be used in a more traditional sense under Joe Moorhead.
Even though he won’t be in the B1G, it’ll be a lot of fun to see what Stevens can do if he’s given full control of the offense in Starkville.