Report: Former Purdue, LSU QB Danny Etling changing positions
Danny Etling is making a transition from pass thrower to pass catcher.
According to Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal, the New England Patriots quarterback will be moving to wide receiver during camp. The change was reported on Thursday morning. Bedard said it was a move that Etling had been “toying” with recently.
Looks like Patriots QB Danny Etling has officially moved to WR. He had toyed with it in post-practice workouts in minicamps.
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) July 25, 2019
Etling is entering his second season in New England, spending much of last year on the practice squad with the franchise. The former Purdue and LSU quarterback is hoping to carve out a roster spot at the wide receiver position.
Etling started his college career at Purdue, spending his first two years in West Lafayette. He earned 10 starts in those seasons, but was just 2-10 as the No. 1 guy on the depth chart.
His career took off after transferring to LSU, where he was a 23-game starter and posted a 16-7 mark for the Tigers. He threw for over 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. Etling also accounted for three rushing touchdowns.