Got this e-mail from the Chargers this evening:
The Chargers have agreed to a contract with free agent rookie quarterback Mike Hermann from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a Division III school in Troy, New York.
The 6-5, 250-pound Hermann was a two-time Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference quarterback.
Okay, now I'm confused. He looks athletic and spry, but is roughly the size of an offensive lineman?
As a senior in 2012, he completed 178 of 296 (60.1%) for 2,366 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. In four seasons at RPI, the Hardeeville, S.C. native completed 619 of 1,078 passes (57.4%) for 7,177 yards with 57 touchdowns and 31 interceptions.
He also rushed 435 times for 1,935 yards and 29 scores, including 15 rushing touchdowns as a junior in 2011.
FIFTEEN rushing touchdowns in his Junior season? Those passing numbers are downright Tim Tebow-like, but those rushing numbers are downright Tim Tebow-like!
This is a fun signing. Let's have fun with it in the comments. How good might Mike Hermann be in the NFL?