Kellen Moore, who set a starting quarterback Football Bowl Subdivision record with 50 wins back in college, has agreed to a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions. The news comes after Moore was not amongst the 253 players acquired during the 2012 NFL Draft.
Savannah Wall, Athletes First spokeswoman, confirmed the agreement between the Lions and Moore. David Dunn, chairman of Athletes First, represents Moore as his agent. Moore was quoted by the Idaho Statesman having said:
“Very frustrating process, but a great outcome in the end. Going into it, you felt very comfortable and confident that you’d get an opportunity to get drafted. Bottom line is it didn’t happen. But it’s kind of funny you end up where you’d love to go in the first place.”
Saturday night, the Lions acknowledged that adding a No. 3 quarterback was on their agenda. Jim Schwartz was quoted having said:
“That will be one of the things that we’ll probably be looking for.”
Detroit currently has Stafford and Hill on the roster as quarterbacks as Drew Stanton left as a free agent this off-season. Stanton left as a free agent to sign with the NY Jets, only to be traded to Indianapolis.
Moore finished his college career with 14,667 yards passing and 142 touchdown passes. With all this and nearly 74% of his passes completed, the 6′ 197-pound quarterback from Prosser, Washington, Kellen’s future in the NFL was still questionable due to a perceived lack of arm strength and height. He was quoted by the Statesman this weekend having said:
“I don’t think there will probably be a more motivated quarterback.”
What are your thoughts on the Detroit Lions deal with free-agent Kellen Moore?