Alex Tanney can hit receivers driving in moving cars. He can throw a football the length of a basketball court and score. But can he play in the NFL? The Trick Shot Quarterback racked up nearly two million views on Youtube, and now, he’s scored an invitation to throw passes with the Buffalo Bills.
Mashable reports that Tanney was invited to attend a Buffalo Bills offseason minicamp. Tanney said:
“We really didn’t expect it to take off like it did. It kind of blew up. We had fun with it. It was a good experience. But I kind of think that’s past me. I’m just looking forward to getting my shot in the NFL.”
Tanney just finished his career at Monmouth College, a Division III school in Illinois. He threw 157 touchdowns to set an NCAA division III record. The competition in the NFL, however, will be a little tougher than Tanney is used to.
The Buffalo Bills already have a starter and a backup quarterback but they do have a third string spot open. Tanney will have to do more than throw bouncing passes to make it to the NFL but he does have a shot and that’s all the small school quarterback wants.
“I’m from a small school… And the only thing I’ve ever really wanted was an opportunity to get into a camp. And now I have that in Buffalo.”
Here’s Alex Tanney’s trick shot quarterback video. Do you think Tanney has a future in the NFL.