Logan Thomas impresses in Cardinals debut

  • Marcus Burnan
via AzCardinals.com

via AzCardinals.com

Logan Thomas’ stat line for the first preseason game between the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans: 11 completions on 12 attempts for 112 yards and a touchdown.

Even though it was a preseason game against a team who won two games in 2013, not to mention that Thomas was playing with the third unit against the Texans’ third string defense, there is a  lot of positives from Thomas on this debut outing.

The rookie quarterback who was drafted in the fourth round of he 2014 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech has been erratic at times in training camp but he came out strongly against the Texans.

Speaking after the game, Thomas said he felt comfortable.

“I felt very comfortable,” Thomas said. “Don’t get me wrong, I messed up my fair share of stuff, but I felt good, I felt relaxed. A lot more relaxed than I thought I was going to be going into that game.”

Thomas played the entire second half and his performance was capped off by a 12-ard touchdown pass to former Arizona Wildcat Dan Buckner with 1:53 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Even head coach Bruce Arians was impressed with Thomas’ performance.

“You never know until (the lights) go on,” Arians said. “This is the beauty of the preseason. People that want to get rid of preseason games don’t have young quarterbacks. If they don’t get preseason games, they have no chance.”

Thomas has a lot of upside but is also very raw.  Cardinals fans shouldn’t get too excited but it is noce to see the big man come good.  The Cardinals won the game 32-0.  The Cardinals next play the Minnesota Vikings on August 15th.

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