New Packers signing Paul Thompson:
Paul Thompson (6-4, 215) is relatively green in terms of quarterbacking but has already established his reputation as a leader. He started four games at receiver and caught 11 passes in 2005 but was reinserted at quarterback in 2006.
He started all 14 games as the Sooners went on to win the Big 12 championship. Thompson completed 204 of 336 attempts (60.7%) for 2,667 yards and 22 touchdowns last year. He was sacked 17 times and intercepted 11 for a quarterback rating of 142.45.
“He can move around, he can make plays with his feet, but we thought he played the position of quarterback well enough to take a look,” said Ted Thompson. “I know some teams were looking at maybe an alternate-position type guy but we wanted to see him as a quarterback.”
I am about ready to call this the Year of Thompson at MfBJN.