The New Orleans Saints made a splash in the undrafted free agent market following the 2014 NFL Draft to add a little competition at each position. One player to keep an eye on when training camp gets underway in late July is QB Logan Kilgore.
A product of Middle Tennessee State, Kilgore was a three-year starter with the Blue Raiders. As a sophomore in 2011, he completed 214 of 365 passes for 2,231 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He continued his strong performance in the Sun Belt conference in 2012, totaling 2,571 yards, 16 scores with only six turnovers.
After the Blue Raiders made the switch to Conference USA play for Kilgore’s senior year, he went on to pass for 2,507 yards, finding the end zone 16 times. During those three years as a starter and three games played as a freshman, Kilgore racked up 7,849 yards and 53 touchdowns through the air with a career passer rating of 128.1.
He is an accurate quarterback who is best in the short game, but is not a strong pocket passer. He finds his receivers and delivers catchable balls, but his physical skills do not match to that of an ideal NFL quarterback.
Kilgore will be battling with Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin for the backup role to Drew Brees, but his odds of making the 53-man roster are slim to none. I believe Coach Sean Payton simply brought him in to get the best out of McCown and Griffin — that will truly be one of the great training camp battles to watch this summer.
Logan Kilgore is an outstanding leader, and proved it in college, but he is nothing more than a practice squad quarterback at the next level. He will need a miracle performance to even be considered for a job in the Big Easy.