Kellen Moore to Lions: Detroit Signs the Former Boise State Bronco Star QB

Randy ChambersAnalyst IApril 28, 2012

BOISE, ID - DECEMBER 03: Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos smiles during an interview after the game against the New Mexico Lobos at Bronco Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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There were a total of 11 quarterbacks drafted in the 2011 NFL draft, but former Boise State Bronco Kellen Moore wasn't one of them. The quarterback that led his team to a combined 50-3 record throughout his career apparently wasn't good enough on film to impress anybody out there.

Although he didn't have the privilege of hearing his name called, he will be given a chance to play at the next level, as the Detroit Lions will sign him as an undrafted free agent (via NFL.com).

This signing means that he will have the opportunity to become the backup behind current starter Matthew Stafford. It also means that he'll be reunited with another former Bronco star, in wide receiver Titus Young, who caught over 200 passes for over 3,000 yards in his four-year career at Boise.

Moore threw for over 14,000 yards and 142 touchdowns throughout his career for the Broncos, but has always had an awkward throwing motion. Many have also questioned his arm strength as well and wonder if he really truly has the goods to succeed at the next level. He also isn't the biggest quarterback in the world at 6'1", 191 pounds.

His best attributes are his decision-making and his pinpoint accuracy.

Last season, Moore threw for 3,800 yards and 43 touchdowns, while completing a ridiculous 74 percent of his passes.

Will he ever be a successful quarterback in the NFL? Time will tell. But he will be given a shot as he makes the move from Boise, ID, to Detroit, MI.

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