The NFL preseason has ended, meaning that teams across the National Football League are forced to make difficult decisions this week as they cut their active rosters down to 53 players.
This week is hard for several players who will see their NFL careers end cut short for the season as players are cut or sent to practice squads. However, for others it is a validation of dreams come true as they make a roster ahead of the 2022 season.
For former K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson, things fell on the good side as he secured a spot with the Miami Dolphins as a backup quarterback alongside Teddy Bridgewater behind Tua Tagovailoa.
Thompson absolutely balled out in the preseason, completing 36 of 48 passes for 450 yards and five touchdowns and zero interceptions. In fact, Thompson finished the preseason as the NFL-leader in touchdown passes, including a three-touchdown effort against Philadelphia.
It was apparent that Thompson had what it takes to make an NFL roster after his performance in the preseason, but making the 53-man as a rookie quarterback is a huge accomplishment.
Thompson will undoubtedly have his chance at some point to see the field, and when he does it wouldn’t surprise anyone who has watched him play to see him succeed.