While I’ve been stressing it was only the first week of the preseason, many fans were impressed with Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Logan Thomas in his professional debut last Saturday night. You can now include ESPN’s Ron Jaworski amongst those that were impressed with Thomas in week one. He went as far as to say he was the best rookie quarterback in week one. He thought even better than Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, or Blake Bortles
Thomas, who went 11-12 for 113 yards and a touchdown and zero interceptions against the Houston Texans had the benefit of course of playing against Houston’s backups but did get a full half of playing time. What he did was impressive. He certainly surprised me amongst many.
Arians on critics of Logan Thomas who said he’d never make it and should play TE: “They’re eating a lot of crow this week. So that’s fun.”
— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) August 13, 2014
Indeed it was fun to watch Thomas play almost about as you could expect from a fifth-round quarterback in his first NFL real-game experience. He didn’t seem fazed by the speed of the game and looked comfortable in the pocket for the most part. Again, you take it with a grain of salt but you have to like what you see so far. It’s all we have to go on right now when it comes to game action.
I’d say Thomas has a leg up on the third-string spot behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton for now. Third-year quarterback Ryan Lindley will get his chance this Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings. He will play the entire second half, just as Thomas did in week one.