Cody Thomas may be the forgotten man in Oklahoma's quarterback race, but I don't think a single quarterback has improved more this offseason than the former baseball player. It seems to be a two man race between Baker Mayfield and Trevor Knight but the longer the quarterback race draws on it seems Thomas's chances of starting become even greater. New year, new system, and dropping baseball completely surely has helped him develop into a better quarterback than the one who was just a freshman last season.
He started three games last season and played in seven. He threw for two touchdowns and four interceptions with an awful 36% completion rate. But he showed his potential throughout the season. His accuracy was erratic at best, but when he would get into a rhythm it was hard to stop him. He also didn't have Sterling Shepard in any of his three starts, so not too much was to be expected. Especially with Samaje Perine getting the majority of the load late into the season.
Thomas is a good athlete with great size and has more potential than perhaps any other quarterback on the current roster. But if his accuracy didn't improve this summer as much as coaches could of hoped then he might find himself at third string. However, he is the youngest of the three and may get another shot in a couple of seasons.
14 days until kickoff and just one more meaningless Saturday away from college football season.