I am sure that every reader knows the name QB Jon Kitna. Kitna has been around or 12 seasons. Jon is 36 years old, weights 220 and is 6-2.
Jon started his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1997 and played for them 4 years. He moved on to the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001 for 5 years. The last team he played for is the Detroit Lions until the end of last season, and now he is a Dallas Cowboy.
Was it a good move for us to pick up another back-up QB? Definitely.
Is Jon Kitna worth trading CB Anthony Henry? Some might say no, but I say why not? It’s time to see what we got with Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick.
Jon Kitna in my opinion is great back-up material. He is a veteran that knows the game. He has recently said he hopes he never has to take a snap during a game. I like that about him. He knows his role and seems to be satisfied with it.
Jon Kitna’s stats are nowhere close to Tony Romo’s, but he’s a backup and he is an upgrade over Brad Johnson.
He has a total of 27,293 yards passing. Kitna’s 2008 stats, during 4 games that he played were not bad at all. Sure they lost all the games, but come on we are talking about the Lions.
He had a QB rating of 72.2 which is not bad. He threw 5 touchdowns and had threw for 758 yards. The only negative I see is that he did throw 5 interceptions. We all know that a receiver may have run a bad route or their was a miscue in the huddle. So the interceptions aren’t bothering me yet.
Let’s all hope that Jon’s wish comes true and he never has to take a snap during a game and Romo stays healthy all season. But if he does have to step in, I’m confident he can hold down the fort.