Washington Signs El Paso QB Steven Montez to the Practice Squad
Over the weekend, former Del Valle and Colorado quarterback Steven Montez turned an undrafted free agent deal to a practice squad addition for the Washington Football team.
It was understandable that Montez didn't make the final roster considering Washington has three other quarterbacks on their depth chart—Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen and Alex Smith. There simply wasn't room for the El Pasoan on the final roster.
Montez, who was widely regarded as a top-10 quarterback prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft by most scouts, became the latest El Pasoan to get his chance at a roster spot.
Washington selected Montez as an undrafted free agent upon the conclusion of the NFL Draft. He was projected to get picked up on day three of the draft, somewhere in between the fifth and seventh round, but he went undrafted.
Montez, a 6-foot-5 quarterback, had a great four-year college career in the Pac-12 with the Buffaloes. He finished his career as the program’s leader in career touchdown passes (61) and started 38 games at quarterback for Colorado. He continued to make his mark in front of scouts at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine during the pre-draft process. Former UTEP and NFL quarterback and current quarterback trainer Jordan Palmer coached Montez during the workout process.
Now Montez will have a chance to work with the team and try to work his way up onto the roster. In a crowded quarterback room, Montez might get buried down the depth chart after a while. But making the practice squad has him one step closer to playing on Sundays.