By Ramzy Nasrallah on July 20, 2014 at 10:37a

Kenny Guiton probably won't be a grad assistant anytime soon.

That's because his current employer - the LA Kiss of the Arena League - sees a very long runway for him as a professional quarterback:

The player the KISS front office seemed to be most excited about, though, is one who didn't play in the team's first 11 games and has yet to start an AFL game.

That player is backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, a rookie who started only two games at Ohio State.

Guiton's skills are a terrific fit for the indoor game, where the dimensions are much tighter. As a result he arrived well into the season and immediately made an impact:

(He is) one of the fastest players on the roster and has a tight release when throwing the ball. This season, the KISS has used Guiton mostly in red-zone situations, trying to exploit his speed and athleticism. He has rushed for two touchdowns and thrown for five.

KISS co-owner Brett Bouchy (not a former member of the band KISS - also owners of the team) is buying into Guiton's future as an NFL quarterback.

“A guy like Kenny Guiton, who comes and plays for us for three or four years, he'll get his NFL shot at 27 and be a completely different quarterback."

If Smooth Jazz doesn't eventually play on Sundays, it won't be because he didn't have enough Buckeyes cheering for him.

Source: LA Times

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