Logan Thomas lands with Dolphins

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The Dolphins didn’t keep Josh Freeman or McLeod Bethel-Thompson on their 53-man roster, but they won’t be going with just two quarterbacks to start the season.

The team has claimed Logan Thomas a day after he was waived by the Cardinals. The corresponding move to keep the roster at 53 players has not yet been announced.

Thomas was a fourth-round pick in Arizona last season, but his chances of sticking for a second year with the Cardinals all but evaporated when the team struck a deal with the Eagles to acquire Matt Barkley. Thomas completed one of the nine passes he threw in two appearances with the Cardinals last season and made it count as the throw went for an 81-yard touchdown.

Coming out of Virginia Tech, Thomas was seen as a talented but raw prospect at quarterback. That appeared to be an accurate assessment during his appearances last year and the Cardinals’ decision to move on leaves the Dolphins to see if they can mold him into something more useful at the NFL level.

24 responses to “Logan Thomas lands with Dolphins

  1. Good pickup by the Dolphins, thought Thomas was going to stick around with the Cardinals. Thomas has plenty of upside and hopefully in a year or two he develops into a starting QB in the NFL.

    Best of luck to Thomas!!!

  2. They’ll get a quick look of him scattering balls in practice and throwing over the middle late and cut him quickly. I mean if Arians, who just tutored Peyton, Luck, and Roethlisberger can’t help you, there is no hope for you.

  3. Thomas’ best year in college was his first. He has a group of veteran receivers who made plays for him and took a lot of the pressure off of him to handle the offense. His last two seasons as the focal point, his lack of consistency really shined through. Hopefully, he gets a chance to work on the accuracy issue and develop some.

    This is another case of the NFL needing a developmental league. And no, college isn’t that. The NCAA and grip and rip spread option offense are more in line with the CFL than the NFL.

  4. logicalvoicepft says:
    Sep 6, 2015 1:23 PM
    The Dolphins are so low energy and no threat that the Redskins are going to field our backup QB on opening day and still win by at least two touchdowns.

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    So RG3 is going to play then?

  5. The first coment is hilarious, thanks for the laugh.. You guys are the first in a long line of victim’s it down in flames at the hand of our Dominant Defense .. You will be lucky to end up with a field goal ..

  6. logicalvoicepft says:
    Sep 6, 2015 1:23 PM
    The Dolphins are so low energy and no threat that the Redskins are going to field our backup QB on opening day and still win by at least two touchdowns.
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    One thing is correct, the deadskins will have to play multiple QB’s as the Dolphins D-line takes them out.

  7. That first comment though..

    They have some weird roster chart out. Claimer their starter as the #2

    So what happens if the “starter” goes down as well as the backup?

  8. Cardinals fan chiming in; Thomas is servieable. I think Arians/Keim felt he’d develop more quickly, but the fact remains, no one throws a ball with more velocity than Thomas. Accuracy may be an issue, but that’s up to your QB coach to figure out.

    Yet, the Cardinals didn’t have enough faith in him last December/January to start him (after Palmer, then Stanton went down), opting instead for Ryan Lindley. I’ll let you read the tea leaves there…

  9. Everyone chiming in on this who have actually watched him play bring up the accuracy issue. I say three things you can’t fix in a QB, their accuracy, being scared in the pocket, and bad decision making. Thomas is not accurate, which is different from your completion percentage for the rocket scientists reading this post. Jake Locker had a pretty decent completion percentage in his brief NFL career, but he was not accurate with the football down the field. If you try to “fix” a QB like this, your ceiling is Jake Plummer, and I don’t think a sane one among us ever thought he was Super Bowl material, even that fraudulent year that the old Shanahan hid him all year when Pittsburgh came to Denver and steamrolled them on their way to the Super Bowl.

  10. newtechniks says:
    Sep 6, 2015 4:22 PM

    We still need a decent backup to replace the current backup at QB…

    Go Dolphins!!!
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    This is all I can come up with why this move was made. Didn’t think the backup looked too good lately, getting long in the tooth. Yeah he does take pay cuts but they pay him well to be able to count on him. This guy could just be a stopgap just in case they have to go that route. It’s wheel/deal mix/match time if it come to that.

  11. Any team having there 3rd string QB playing are in deep trouble, so if he is needed then the season is crap. Bill

  12. Everyone is talking about Arians who was handed Manning, Luck, and Big Ben. Those three had little to no learning curve coming right out of college. Let’s talk about Bill Lazor who developed Nick Foles and Ryan Tannehill who were not “sure things” coming out of college.

  13. 305phinphan says:
    Sep 6, 2015 5:13 PM

    Everyone is talking about Arians who was handed Manning, Luck, and Big Ben. Those three had little to no learning curve coming right out of college. Let’s talk about Bill Lazor who developed Nick Foles and Ryan Tannehill who were not “sure things” coming out of college.
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    T-hill has gotten better every season including accuracy. Which they say this guy lacks. A nice project if the go down that road.

  14. Being a cardinals fan I must admit he’s too timid to play starter in the NFL. He might be a good spot starter on a .500 club but any team in contention might wanna pass. Given the dolphins have tannehill this move doesn’t make much sense.

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