With Brodie Croyle now officially out up to 4 weeks the Chiefs are in the market for a quarterback.. They are one clean hit on Damon Huard away from Tyler Thigpen leading their offense. The Chiefs will no doubt look to bring in a free agent QB. One option is Chris Simms who left New England after a workout with the Patriots on Monday without a contract and is still available.
Simms was just hitting his stride after leading the Bucs to the playoffs in 2005 he then suffered a injured spleen early in 2006 and never saw the field in Tampa again, he could prove to be a upgrade over Huard .
Another candidate for the Chiefs is recently retired quarterback Duante Culpepper. He would fit into the Chiefs offense a lot better than some of the other options available. Chan Gailey likes to run boot legs and rollouts for his QB’s his ability to do that is limited with Huard at the helm. Culpepper still has the ability to get outside the pocket despite his knee surgeries.
Any doubters on his mobility need only reference his game against the Dolphins last year where he had 3 rushing touchdowns. Serving in his own defense Culpepper has argued collusion on the teams for not signing him citing their distain for his serving as his own agent and aguring his way out of Miami.
“ The NFL has become more about power, money, and control than passion, competition, and the love of the game.” Duante Culpepper’s comments during his retirement announcement.. I agree with his quote but his argument for collusion is ludicrous the NFL is way to competitive for that. A coach on the seat will bring in just about any player he thinks can help save his job. If Culpepper’s main concern is collusion then common logic would say a contract offer should be enough to lure him out of retirement.
I am not saying Culpepper is the answer but he is a former pro bowler who once threw for 4700 yards he didn’t injure his arm he injured his knee. He is at least worth brining in for a workout. The only other legitimate option for the Chiefs is QB John Beck.
A second round pick out of BYU last year by the Dolphins that has been put on the trade block by the new regime and could be had for a low round draft pick. Overall the safest option is to go with Chris Simms but either way the Chiefs have learned that Croyle is way to fragile to be their quarterback of the future.