BOISE – Fifty wins, 142 touchdowns and almost 15,000 yards passing. When it came to being a college quarterback, Kellen Moore is arguably the best ever.
What’s all that mean to NFL scouts? Not whole lot. As the NFL draft unfolded, 253 picks came and went. In all, 11 quarterbacks were drafted. However, Moore was not one of them.
One look at social media you could tell most of Bronco Nation was pretty bummed.
This story does have a happy ending. Moore said he agreed to a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions, rekindling memories about the most dynamic pass-catch due in Boise State history – Moore to Titus Young, who was a second round pick of the Lions in the 2011 draft.
The Moore to Young connection hooked up for 71 catches, 1,215 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2010; and 79 catches, 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2009.
Here’s hoping there's plenty ‘Moore’ in store as the two become teammates again.
Four other Broncos have also agreed to free agent deals with NFL teams.
Defensive tackle Chase Baker is going to Minnesota, defensive end Jarrell Root signed with Miami, wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker agreed to a deal with Tampa Bay and linebacker Aaron Tevis is headed to New Orleans.