Cunningham impressed in his 16 snaps at quarterback by displaying his genuine dual-threat ability by gaining 34 yards and a touchdown with his legs against the Texans.
Malik Cunningham Showed His Actual Dual-Threat Ability
With 34 yards and a touchdown on the ground in addition to three of his four passes being completed for 19 yards, Cunningham made an impression in his 16 snaps and displaying his genuine dual-threat ability at quarterback against the Texans. Cunningham did not even put the ball in danger, unlike many other inexperienced quarterbacks who played in the opening weekend of preseason games; in fact, his lone incomplete pass appeared to have been his greatest throw and show off his dual-threat ability.
Comparing Jackson with Cunningham dual-threat ability is simply too early and even ridiculous. However, if the undrafted free agent succeeds in making the team, the Patriots may start watching game footage of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ use of Kordell “Slash” Stewart to get No. 16 on the field at any position, including quarterback, receiver, or even running back.
What is Dual-Threat Ability?
A dual-threat ability in gridiron football, commonly referred to as a running quarterback, is a quarterback (QB) with the abilities and build to carry the ball on his or her body if necessary. At the collegiate level, dual-threat quarterbacks have typically been more productive. A quarterback with outstanding quickness is typically employed in an option offense, which gives the quarterback the choice of handing the ball off, rushing himself, or pitching the ball to the running back who is following him three yards outside and one yard behind. Defenders are forced to choose between the running back in the middle, the quarterback at the end, or the running back who is following the quarterback in this style of play.