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2014 NFL Draft: New York Jets Should Target QB Logan Thomas





Quarterback Logan Thomas sure is a fun and dynamic player to watch. Able to pick apart even the most dominating defenses, Thomas possesses many abilities to guarantee first downs and victories. When it comes to the New York Jets, many already understand that the starting quarterback position is one that is up for grabs come this summer during training camp.

With Michael Vick in town, it’s expected he will win the competition and effectively give Geno Smith a year off from starting to learn as much as he can off the bench. Chris Simms would still be the Jets’ third-string quarterback since he’s shown glimpses of being able to handle his own. So why would the Jets think about drafting yet another quarterback to throw into the mix via the 2014 NFL Draft?

Insurance.

When you look at all three names on paper, you still have quite a few question marks. Can Vick stay healthy for the entire season? If Vick gets hurt or doesn’t work out like intended, would it be wise to throw Smith once again to the wolves, disrupting his learning from a clipboard? What if Vick goes down to injury, Smith shows no progress and now we have to see Simms put into a starting position in the middle of a do-or-die season for the Jets? Many believe if Simms were truly a viable option to be in the Jets’ long-term future, he would have surely been given a start or two to see if he’s the real deal.

Drafting a quarterback like Thomas as insurance for the future doesn’t seem like such a bad idea considering the grand scheme of things. He’s a good passer and a dual-threat since he’s incredibly fast on his feet and fits the mold of what the future looks like with quarterbacks. The ability to either pass efficiently or run to create huge plays is slowly becoming the next big thing in the NFL since it’s what is winning football games as of late.

Thomas still has much to learn if he’s to have success in professional football. He’s a work in progress and if the Jets wanted to use a pick in the later rounds of the draft to acquire him, it would be great to invest a few years in him for the future. You never know what could happen a few years from now with the Jets and Thomas could one day be the key to major success.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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