Fans of the Washington Football Team might want to start buying Logan Thomas jerseys.
Several years ago, Thomas channeled his inner Michael Vick to become a star quarterback at Virginia Tech. After bouncing around the NFL as a quarterback, Thomas has found a role as a starting tight end on the Washington Football Team.
Logan Thomas was a successful quarterback at Virginia Tech
A versatile high school player who starred as a dual-threat quarterback, Thomas signed with Virginia Tech in 2009.
After he redshirted, Thomas completed 12 of 26 passes in 2010. When Tyrod Taylor joined the Baltimore Ravens, Thomas replaced him and completed 59.8% of his passes in 2011 for 3,013 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
Thomas also ran for 469 yards and 11 touchdowns that season.
Thomas’ overall numbers took a hit in 2012, as he only completed 51.3% of his passes for 2,976 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. He also ran for nine touchdowns.
Thomas returned in 2013 and hit 56.5% of his passes for 22,907 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 13 picks. Two years after running for 11 touchdowns, Thomas only scored four rushing touchdowns.
Thomas has bounced around the NFL
Despite his inconsistent quarterback play, Logan Thomas got his chance in 2014 with the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona used a fourth-round pick on Thomas, who made his NFL debut that fall. Cardinals running back Andre Ellington turned Thomas’ first completion into an 81-yard catch-and-run touchdown.
Arizona cut Thomas in September 2015. Thomas bounced around the league for several years and moved to tight end in 2016 while with the Detroit Lions.
Thomas caught seven passes for 67 yards and a touchdown for the Bills in 2017. He upped those numbers to 12 catches and 77 yards in 2018.
Last year, Thomas returned to the Lions and turned 16 catches into 173 yards and a touchdown. Thomas signed with the Washington Football Team in March.
Washington may have a rising star in Logan Thomas
The Washington Football Team may have found a rising star in Logan Thomas.
Thomas opened his Washington career with four catches, 37 yards, and a touchdown in the Football Team’s 27-17 victory over Carson Wentz and the Eagles in Week 1.
Although Washington has only one victory since then, Thomas has become one of the team’s more reliable offensive players. Thomas recorded 21 catches for 208 yards and three touchdowns in Washington’s first seven games.
Thomas is third on the team in receptions and second in receiving yards. His three receiving touchdowns are nearly half of the eight total scores that Washington quarterbacks threw through those first seven games.
Thomas is in the first year of a two-year contract worth over $6 million. Washington guaranteed him $2.25 million when they signed Thomas in March.
No one is expecting Thomas to become the NFL’s next George Kittle or Travis Kelce. But if Thomas continues his strong start and blossoms into a solid starter, Washington should be extremely grateful.
If Ron Rivera and the Football Team draft a quarterback in April, having Thomas around would certainly help their development.