Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick were given the morning off, leaving rookie quarterback Mike Kafka with all the snaps Thursday morning for the fifth and final practice of rookie/selected veteran camp.
Afterward, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg showered the rookie from Northwestern with the highest praise possible, specifically regarding Kafka’s playbook grasp and decisive trigger.
“Within that realm, I think he could be – I’m trying to think back – the best rookie that I’ve ever had in 15, 16, 17 years or something like that,” Mornhinweg said. “So, he’s really sharp. Now, he’s sharp book-wise, but he’s also very intelligent in a football sense. He’s really picked it up very quickly.
“He’s had just terrific minicamps. He started hot and stayed hot. He had a very good practice today and took all the reps. Now, I will say this – he’s got a long way to go. There are so many things he hasn’t seen yet. We’ll see how he progresses.”