I can't say I agree with this. It think Rod Black and TSN have done a great job of 'talking Cato up'. If you look at his game film he's wildly inaccurate. He only looks good because of the cast of seasoned all-star receivers that have a huge catch radius.
Yeah, the guy is an athlete - but the amount of time he spends running around tells me he's not making his reads, and "rolling out" is more of an excuse to cut the field in half for the QB.
the Als and have invested much time/resources to develop him as their potential future QB?
Again, he went from 4th string practice roster guy to a starting roll after crompton and lefevour were injured and American coach tom higgins decided to bypass the Canadian kid - who if you ask me has better fundamentals than Cato.
Cato is unpredictable. He can't see the field so the play breaks down, and he scrambles. His receivers make him look good by stretching out to catch errant throws.
The conundrum, is that wild, unpredictable, improvised plays can be exciting because you don't know what will happen. That excitement is then translated into "this player is really good, because I feel excited when he plays" both by fans and the media.
It's a false positive.