Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. at combine: ‘I’m a proven winner’

Few players performed better than Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. last season. The Huskies signal-caller passed for 4,906 yards and 36 touchdowns while leading his team to the National Championship game. Washington ultimately lost to a more talented Michigan team and Penix Jr. is off to the NFL.

The Atlanta Falcons need a quarterback, but they currently hold the No. 8 overall pick and Penix Jr. isn’t considered a top-10 prospect by most scouts. The Washington QB could be an option for Atlanta in the second round, or if the team trades up into the late-first round.

Penix Jr. could help his draft stock with a good showing at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero caught up with Penix Jr. or Friday and asked him why NFL teams should be interested.

“I’m a proven winner,” said Penix Jr. “Everywhere I’ve been — obviously, it took help from teammates — but I find ways to win with my team.” Watch the full interview below:

Penix Jr. is one of the few top quarterback prospects who is going to participate in throwing drills at the scouting combine on Saturday afternoon.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire