Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Kellen Moore (17) rolls out against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Kellen Moore Proved He Belongs In The NFL

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Criticism of Kellen Moore in 2012 was that he lacked the arm strength needed to be effective at the NFL level. Kellen Moore used the off-season to improve on that and during the 2013 preseason he answered the critics.

During the exhibition season, Moore lead the team in passing touchdowns (4) had a 62.5 completion percentage and a 99.4 quarterback rating.  He also totaled 301 yards on 48 attempts. Long story short, Kellen Moore earned his spot on the team and could figure to take over in the back-up role when Shaun Hills contract expires at the end of this season.

He can probably also be credited for helping some other Lions hopefuls make the team. Joesph Fauira and Theo Riddick both benefited from Moore accuracy by being on the receiving end of touchdown passes.

Tha addition of Moore to this years roster gives the Lions tremendous depth at quarterback.  Not many team can say they are three deep at quarterback. That depth will come in handy in today’s NFL where so much of the offense depends on the having a quality signal caller.

Will Kellen Moore have an impact on the 2013 Lions? If he does it will be because someone got injured and no fan wanted to see that. That said if Moore gets his Tom Brady moment, he has the skills to rise to the occasion.

 

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