According to the high emperor, Lord Google, April Showers is defined as rain in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the month of April. I don’t know much about the UK, although I did speak to NFL Draft Zone’s Dan Turner on this week’s #RJOShow, so no worries there.
Here at Inside The Star April Showers means one thing and one thing only – a checkup on our favorite Quarterback/Special Teams hybrid, Jameill Showers!
Jameill Showers, for all those who are unaware, is a Dallas Cowboys Quarterback. He was signed last year after going drafted out of the University of Texas at El Paso (after transferring from Texas A&M).
Showers was showered with, sorry these puns just slip in sometimes, a ton of attention throughout the preseason when he impressed with his quarterback skills, mobility, and special teams prowess (yes, you read that right).
Seven has a skillset that allows him to play quarterback, sure, but he is indeed a great special teams player. He was used on coverages throughout the four games that no one likes to acknowledge in August.
Showers The Cowboy
After some interesting preseason action the Cowboys were fortunate enough to be able to retain Jameill on their practice squad. Even though there were more Cowboys Quarterbacks in 2015 than there have been bad Superman movies, Showers was an afterthought in the Weeden/Cassel/Moore stew that the Cowboys brewed all season long.
When Dallas begrudgingly put Tony Romo on IR they decided to give Jameill a Christmas present when they promoted him to the 53-man roster on December 25th. And that was really it, there hasn’t been much going on with Jameill since then.
The Future Of Showers
Plenty of people would be thrilled to spend a rookie season on the Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad, and Jameill is very grateful.
Part of his offseason has obviously been spent watching this most recent season of The Bachelor, but one can also assume that he’s keeping tabs on the action surrounding the Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks… or lack thereof.
The Cowboys currently employ Tony Romo, Kellen Moore, and Jameill Showers at the quarterback position. That dance party figures to change when the NFL Draft rolls around, but for now Jameill is so close he can smell Travis Frederick’s jersey.
With how versatile Showers proved to be a year ago it’s likely that the Cowboys turn the temperature up a bit with this water. At the very least he’ll be an arm for the duration of OTAs and Training Camp.