Skylar Thompson, the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins was picked back in the 2022 Draft. Born in Palmyra, Missouri on June 4, 1997, the 25-year-old played college football with Kansas State. Skylar Thompson made his debut in Week 5 against the New York Jets. He completed 20 of 31 passes for 152 yards in an 11-6 win. It gave the Dolphins their first playoff spot since 2016.
Quarterback Skylar Thompson is at the podium.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) January 8, 2023
The 25-year-old was drafted by Miami in the 7th round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He was the 247th overall pick. There were only 262 players selected. He was the second to last quarterback picked in the draft.
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Thompson has played a decent number of games in his relatively new career. His completion percentage was 57.1 along with 534 yards. One touchdown and three interceptions had him sacked six times and has lost two fumbles.
His college football journey was amazing. Thompson played in 46 games during high school run, passing for 6,222 yards and 71 touchdowns. He was the second-ranked player in Missouri and also the 10th-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2016.
3 days until Kansas State football!
Skylar Thompson finds Isaiah Zuber in the back of the end zone for the game winner! vs Iowa State '17 pic.twitter.com/mo0h9ZLNg1
— The Kansas State Fan (@Thekstatefan) August 29, 2018
Thompson took over as a full-time starter in 2018 for the wildcats. By his senior season, he was one of the greatest quarterbacks in Wildcat history. Thompson started 40 games and completed 62.4% of his throws for 7,134 yards, 42 scores, and 16 INTs. He was also in All-Big 12 recognition in 2019.
Upon his NFL debut, Thompson signed a 4-year deal. It was a $3,742,216 contract with the Miami Dolphins. The contract also includes an $82,216 signing bonus and $82,216 guaranteed. An average annual salary of $935,554.
Skylar Thompson’s combine results
Thompson has a height of 6’2. He weighed 217 lbs and received a prospect grade of 5.54. He had a vertical jump of 31 and a broad jump of 112 in the combine. His 40-yard and 20-yard shuttle timings were taken into consideration as well. His 40-yard was completed in 4.91 seconds and his 20-yard in 4.28.
📽️ Skylar Thompson's two 40's at the NFL Combine.
Daniel Jeremiah on the broadcast during QB's test:
"This is a tough kid. He takes shots watching him at Kansas State. Really good poise inside the pocket, and played really well in the East-West game — had a really good game." pic.twitter.com/hqcDcTA7KT
— Ryan Wallace (@GPCwallace) March 4, 2022
His dash timings would have been better but his upper body, knee, and ankle injuries have prevailed since 2020. Thompson has three long years ahead of him. It will certainly be a pleasure to see him play. He will also be part of the top-tier football league and will have some heat to deal with too.
Thompson also has a few endorsement deals to fill his pockets a little more. Jack Stack BBQ, Therabody, and Team VKTRY have their deals with the QB. Thompson and his family established the Thompson Family Fund at K-State Johnson Cancer Research Center in 2021. Since the establishment of the fundraiser and with the help of his family and so many others, he has raised over $30,000 for cancer research at K-State.