When Graham Harrell signed with the Packers in 2010, he had the pedigree to prove he belonged in the NFL.
A two time 5,000 yard passer during his time at Texas Tech, he ended his college career as the all time leader in passing touchdowns with 143. His 15, 793 passing yards ranked second all time. And following a Senior year which saw him throw for 5,111 yards and 45 touchdowns, he finished fourth in the Heisman Voting.
He had all the makings for a solid NFL career. Or so he thought.
His pro career came to a dead end before it even started when he went undrafted in the 2009 NFL draft. Forced to weigh his options, the one time all everything at Texas Tech was reduced to playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League during 2009.
Harrell was at a crossroads professionally. He needed something to jump start his career. He needed a place to learn how to play quarterback in the National Football League.
He got his opportunity in 2010, when the Green Bay Packers ...