MNF Review: Thomas has the tools
November, 5, 2013
By Steve Muench | ESPN Insider
Ed Wolfstein/USA TODAY SportsVirginia Tech's Logan Thomas has a big arm, but it will take time for him to start in the NFL.The biggest storyline coming out of Monday night's game is obviously Green Bay losing Aaron Rodgers to injury on its opening series. Don't ask Chicago fans to sympathize or let Packers' fans use that as an excuse, considering the Bears lost Jay Cutler to a groin injury in the first half against Washington in Week 7. However, the truth is Chicago was in better position than Green Bay to win without its franchise quarterback. Here's why:
Josh McCown has been with the Bears since 2011 and he should have felt confident following a strong performance in relief against Washington. Plus, he was coming off a bye week that afforded him extra time to prepare for the Packers. Green Bay signed Seneca Wallace in September, he hadn't played a game since Week 17 of 2011 and he had to come off the bench.
Watching both backups Monday night reaffirmed my opinion that a team with a proven starter entering or in his 30s such as the Packers and Bears could hit the jackpot if it can land Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas in the third round or later.