OPINION: Garrett Greene Should Switch Positions

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Quarterback Garrett Greene is one of the best athletes on the roster for the Mountaineers. He’s fast, shifty, and can take it to the house if given the chance. Arriving in Morgantown with hopes of one day being the starting quarterback, it seems as if that dream is fading considering the signal-caller talent on the depth chart.

While things just aren’t working out at quarterback for Greene, he could possibly take notes from former Mountaineer David Sills.

Sills, who committed to WVU as a quarterback, left Morgantown with the second most touchdown passes in program history. Absolutely nobody would have expected this coming into his career. However, some of the best stories in sports are the ones you don’t see coming.

If Greene wants to see extended playing time in the Gold and Blue and have an opportunity to make a bigger impact, a change to receiver could be his best bet. He was featured in this role on October 13th against Baylor, making one catch for seven yards. Should he be given more playing time in the position, I don’t see any reason why he couldn’t make the most of it.

Greene has the speed to compete with defensive backs, but the adjustment would have to take time to marinate. Going from slinging it around to making catches would probably be a pretty big change. Not everyone will always make look as easy as David Sills did.

With the right coaching and development, I wholeheartedly believe that Greene could become quite the impactful receiver.

Will it happen? We shall see. I certainly wouldn’t be shocked if the change is made, though. After all, Greene seems to be a fierce competitor. I’m sure he would be perfectly fine with seeing the field no matter how he can get on it.