Washington Huskies helmet Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Detailed view of Washington Huskies helmet during the 2024 College Football Playoff national championship game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. appears to be destined to be one of the top quarterbacks selected in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft. And according to legendary NFL quarterback Warren Moon, he may have just increased his draft stock at his Pro Day on Thursday.

Penix has been praised throughout the year for his supreme arm talent. But perhaps the most impressive thing he did on Thursday was show off his underrated athleticism.

He wasn’t asked to scramble all that much in Washington’s system. But on Thursday, he showed that he very much has that ability, running a 4.46-second 40-yard dash.

To put this into perspective, this is the same time that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Justin Fields ran back when he ran at the NFL Combine.

When it came time for Penix to throw, he also didn’t disappoint, showing off all the arm talent that he has been praised for over the past year at Washington.

Warren Moon, a former Washington Huskie in his own right, was thoroughly impressed with Penix’s performance. He took to social media to rave about Penix’s Pro Day performance.

“Watched Michael Penix Jr. throw today at UW Pro day,” tweeted Moon. What a display of arm talent! GO DAWGS!!!”

Fans wholeheartedly agree with Moon, similarly taking to social media to praise Penix after his great day.

Penix Jr. has largely been listed as a tier below the likes of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels as a prospect. But this performance certainly may have changed that narrative a bit amongst NFL scout.

At the very least, it made a pretty big impact in Warren Moon’s eyes.

[Warren Moon on Twitter/X]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.