He said that's been his plan all along, despite saying in the preseason that he would make a decision after this season.
“I've always told everybody that I'm planning on coming back for my last one,” Thomas said. “So there's no change in that right now.”
Thomas is currently the No. 53 overall prospect and No. 6 quarterback eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com ratings.
Thomas said he thinks his game has improved significantly this season, even though he hasn't put up eye-popping numbers. He is still on pace for 3,103 passing yards and 21 touchdowns, which would both be better than his 2011 totals.
He has already matched his interception total (10) from last season, however. Thomas said all of those interceptions aren't his fault.
“Last year you go back and look at my games, and I'm throwing the ball off-balance, side-armed and Jarrett [Boykin] and Danny [Coale] are making great catches,” he said. “I feel much more improved in reading the defense, stepping up in the pocket and delivering the ball.
“Last year I was ready to tuck it and run halfway through my read and this year I'll go through them all. If taking a sack happens, it happens. But that's just how you improve as a quarterback. And you don't see really any quarterbacks in the NFL tucking and running every other play, every other dropback. So as a quarterback, that's where you need to progress.”
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