Skylar John Thompson was born on June 4, 1997, he is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State.
After red shirting as a freshman and being named Scout Team Player of the Year, Skylar Thompson appeared in eight games and had four starts, throwing three touchdowns on 267 yards.
He was named the full-time starter as a sophomore and kept that starting role until graduation, but was constantly plagued with injuries throughout college.
His sophomore year was riddled with minor injuries, including a broken rib and a twisted ankle. In 2020, Thompson was ruled out for the season after sustaining a serious upper-body injury against Texas Tech that required “immediate surgery”.
Thompson was again injured in week 3 of 2021 against Southern Illinois, seeing limited time as a backup while healing and not returning full-time until week 10.
When Skylar was healthy, he played very well and has since been considered one of the best quarterbacks in the history of Kansas State football, having the all-time record for best passer rating over 2,000 yards, the second-most career passing touchdowns and passing yards in school history, as well as the second-most total offensive yards for a quarterback in school history. He finished his career with a total of 7,134 yards on 552 passes (a 63% completion rate) for 44 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
Prior to the NFL draft, Thompson was predicted to be an undrafted free agent primarily due to his frequent history of injuries but was predicted to be a valuable scout team quarterback. On April 30, 2022, Skylar Thompson was selected in the 7th round of the NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins, the 247th overall pick that year.
Skylar Thompson signed a 4 year, $3,742,216 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $82,216 signing bonus, $82,216 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $935,554. In 2022, Thompson will earn a base salary of $705,000 and a signing bonus of $82,216, while carrying a cap hit of $725,554 and a dead cap value of $82,216.