Skylar John Thompson is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State and was drafted by the Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Mini Bio On Skyler Thompson
Thompson was born to Brad Thompson and Teresa Thompson in Palmyra, Missouri on June 4, 1997. His mother Teresa was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer and died in 2004 when Thompson was just six years old. Thompson also lost his grandfather, John Thompson, in 2003 to pancreatic cancer.
Thompson was a four-year letterer and starting quarterback, punter, and kicker at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri. As a senior, Thompson threw for 2,129 yards on 142 passes with 26 touchdowns on only 3 interceptions, leading the Fort Osage Indians to a 13–1 record and a state championship title over Chaminade High School. In the state championship game alone, Thompson threw for a Missouri state record of 455 yards and 7 touchdowns. In his total career, Thompson threw for 6,222 yards on 423 passes (a 63% completion rate) with 72 touchdowns on just 9 interceptions.
On January 6, 2023, Thompson was announced as the starter against the New York Jets in Week 18 after Tagovailoa entered concussion protocol following Week 16 and Bridgewater suffered a dislocated finger on his throwing hand in Week 17. He completed 20 passes on 31 attempts for 152 yards in an 11–6 win for the Dolphins, clinching the team’s first postseason appearance since the 2016 season.
On January 11, Tagovailoa was officially ruled out for the Dolphins’ Wild Card Round game against the Buffalo Bills, with coach Mike McDaniel stating that Thompson would start his third career game. Miami entered the contest as 14 point underdogs and were defeated 34–31. Thompson threw for 220 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions with a 40% completion rate, though Miami’s receivers were credited with several drops.