The Kansas City Chiefs have used a lot of different quarterbacks this season. They started off with Brodie Croyle, but since Brodie appears to be made out of rubber bands and popsicle sticks, he can’t go longer than five plays without breaking something. Croyle returned to the field on Sunday after missing the Chiefs last four games with a seperated shoulder, and promptly hurt his left knee and is now out for the season.
Damon Huard came in to replace him, but since he’s all old and brittle, he had to leave the game as well with an injury to his throwing hand. That leaves the team with Tyler Thigpen, and even though Tyler’s general lack of football ability fits in well with what the Chiefs seem to be doing, the team has decided it’s time to look at some outside options.
From the KANSAS CITY STAR:
The search for some elusive stability at quarterback could lead the Chiefs to sign three-time Pro Bowler Daunte Culpepper.
The Chiefs talked with Culpepper on Monday, a day after they lost Brodie Croyle for the season because of torn knee ligaments. Croyle was injured in the Chiefs’ 34-10 loss to Tennessee at Arrowhead Stadium.
A decision on whether the Chiefs would sign Culpepper did not appear imminent. A deal might not come until next week if one is reached at all.
They also plan on giving former Buccaneer quarterback Bruce Gradkowski a call, because nothing says desperate like Bruce Gradkowski. Can Len Dawson still throw? I know he’s like 85 years old, but he can’t be much worse than what the Chiefs are already using.
Whether or not Culpepper can be lured out of retirement remains to be seen, as he recently told PRO FOOTBALL TALK that he’s “enjoying every minute coaching my son’s undefeated pee wee football team and overseeing my business affairs.” Does his son play quarterback? Maybe the Chiefs can sign him.
Though if Daunte does decide to sign with the Chiefs, he should probably keep his woman at home. Don’t want Larry Johnson getting anywhere near her.