Lions quarterback Kellen Moore will be a curiosity in training camp based solely on his college success.
After all, going 50-3 at Boise State (the most wins ever for a quarterback at an FBS-level school) will charm many who don’t see his obvious flaws.
Moore got his first taste of the NFL when the Lions signed former Arena Leaguer R.J. Archer to compete with him for the third job. Archer won his way to a roster spot through a tryout at their minicamp.
“It’s the NFL — it’s part of the process,” Moore told Dave Southorn of the Idaho Press-Tribune.
Moore’s reunited in Detroit with former Boise receiver Titus Young, the second-rounder from 2011 who has had his own issues adjusting to the NFL level.
Granted, Young’s a lot higher on the depth chart than Moore, which the quarterback acknowledged when asked about throwing to Young and Calvin Johnson.
“They’re tremendous, but I’m not really throwing to them right now,” Moore said. “A few times. There’s a pecking order and we stick to it. I think I’ve thrown to them a few times, but on accident.”
We’ll find out when camp opens how many more chances Moore gets, or whether Archer jumps him in order to throw to the receivers who will actually make the roster.