The Arizona Cardinals drafted 22-year-old quarterback Logan Thomas in the fourth-round (120 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Thomas now joins the likes of Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton on the team’s depth chart.
The Cardinals worked through a handful of starting quarterbacks a few seasons ago, but showed signs of improvement after bringing in Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. Not only did Palmer improve this offense, but he was able to get veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald the ball which is always a good thing.
Thomas has shown off a strong arm during rookie minicamp, but his accuracy needs to be addressed.
Thomas has taken almost every rep available during Friday’s workout according to Darren Urban of Arizona Cardinal’s blog.
“It’s a great start for me. It takes time. It’s not something that happens overnight,” Thomas said.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians appears to be excited about Thomas, but has come out and said that his ‘biggest hurdle is breaking himself of trying to decide where to throw as he is dropping back’.
“When he knows what he is doing, and the guys around him know what he is doing, he’s pretty good,” Arians added.
Urban notes that a pass thrown by Thomas to wide receiver Kevin Ozier was thrown with such force, it seemed like it was going to get stuck in his abdomen.
Thomas is still a work in process so we will need to see how he develops throughout the offseason before determining whether or not he could be a player the team can rely on in the future, but he is showing the right work ethic and the team is willing to push him every step of the way.