In the wake of WR John Ross III ascending into the NFL, the Washington Football team must now entrust the passing game to WR Dante Pettis. No worries, as the passing game is in great hands
The Washington Football team always seems to have a new player ready to step up to take over for the team. That is particularly true for the team’s receiving corps. Despite speedy WR John Ross III moving-on-up to the NFL, the Washington Huskies passing game will be equally dangerous this season.
The Reason? Wide receiver Dante Pettis is back. And that means the passing game is in very good hands.
A year ago, Pettis was third in pure speed, behind Ross and safety Budda Baker.
Now, that speed is just one reason why the Huskies passing game will do just fine.
Browning Better Ball Thrower
At the end of the season, the story surfaced that quarterback Jake Browning had surgery on his throwing shoulder. In fact, the injury occurred against Arizona State on November 19. That did not bench Browning, but it is no great leap of faith to conclude that the injury impacted his performance.
Now recovery is well underway. In fact, the quarterback states that he is good to go.
Browning is a tough quarterback with impeccable throwing mechanics. In big games, he did not show up as large in the box scores. Now, repaired and ready to go, his passing will not fade as the competition stiffens.
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Pettis Prepared For Breakout Season
Unlike a player stepping up when an injury forces him into action, Pettis has been preparing for this year. Per Sports-reference. com, he’s managed 259 yards receiving and one touchdown as a freshman. He increased his numbers to 406 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore. But as a junior, his numbers skyrocketed to 822 yards and 15 touchdowns.
And now, he is saving the best for last in his senior season.
In a recent article of Five Steps To Repeat As PAC-12 Champs, Pettis was singled out as the receiver breaking a 1,000 yard season. But that appears to be a conservative number, considering he hauled in 822 yards in the shadow of Ross. In his senior season, Pettis knows this is his year to turn NFL scouting heads, and he has the perfect stage to do so.