The pistol offense has become the NFL’s new favorite weapon, but is it here to stay? Sure, as long as it is used sparingly during the course of a game. Cody Fajardo is the prototypical pistol quarterback but he is actually a better thrower than you’d think when glancing at his rushing statistics. He can sling it. His quick release alone will give him a shot to compete for a starting job in the NFL and his footwork on short drops is outstanding. He has exceptional arm strength, knowing when to throw a dart in a tight spot and when to add some touch on a deep pass.
The game-winning drive he led against Cal last year showed he is a leader and a commander behind center. He has the footwork and the arm to run a pro-style offense but it would be nice to keep the pistol in his repertoire because, man, can he run. And yes, he is a shorter version Colin Kaepernick.