Miami Dolphins – Grading the QBs for the 2022 season
Miami Dolphins QB Grades for 2023 Season
Skylar Thompson: C
The odds were stacked against him being a rookie 7th round draft pick quarterback, but Skylar Thompson had an impressive enough preseason for the Dolphins to use a roster spot and make him QB3, but little did they know that he’d be the one under center for the team’s first playoff appearance in six years.
He didn’t show much during the regular season. Thompson struggled in his appearances in relief of Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater, averaging just 4 yards per attempt in what was once a high-powered offense. He finished the regular season with a completion percentage of 57.1, and threw one touchdown to three interceptions.
It’s hard to blame the kid, though. Despite what we’ve seen happen out in San Francisco, it is extremely rare that a 7th round rookie quarterback is able to come in and carry on a successful offense, no matter how many weapons surround him. Thompson had to endure the never-ending rotation of offensive linemen in front of him, which didn’t help with the timing with his receivers.
But Thompson played just well enough in Week 18 and in Miami’s Wild Card appearance. In the game against the Jets, he threw for just 152 yards, but avoided turning the ball over, something that would have been a death sentence in a 3-point game in which no one scored a touchdown. He threw two picks against the Bills in the playoffs and his completion percentage was ugly, but his receivers did him no favors by dropping huge passes that could have been game changers.
Skylar Thompson should find himself on Miami’s roster for the 2023 season, but it will be interesting to see if he is the 2nd or 3rd quarterback listed on the depth chart.