I think Thigpen deserves a game by game evaluation of the starting spot for the rest of the season.
In that I mean that depending on his play for the current game, combined with his past play should determine his ability to start the next game.
As of right now, I say he earned the start to the next game. Not the rest of the season, just the next game.
He is not afraid to be mobile and can move pretty well. With this O-Line, you have to have a QB that can be quick on his feet.
He does have the ability to make good passes. he does have the ability to think on his feet ( literally) being chased out of the pocket and still managing to not only find his receiver, but get the ball to him as well.
What he needs most right now is confidence and time on the field. He is inexperienced and because of that will flub a bit here and there. The big thing to watch is will he learn from his mistakes.
Also, I think he's fun to watch. He scrambles and makes an effort to get it done. I personally started calling him scooter after watching him get around on that field.
He he hit what? Like 7 different receivers out there, so he's not just falling back on his "safe" guys, he's actually trying to find connections.
He ran the ball himself and had at least one other RB out there to carry the ball as well.
Yes, with a better O-Line, he likely could have performed even better, but I think in a way, it's better for him to start behind a less than great line like this because it will teach him to not get over confident in his line. He won't take it for granted when it finally does improve. This will help him to stay on his toes and keep his eyes open.
Yes, Tyler Thigpen was the QB of the week at KC this week. I have no doubt he should get the start next week. then we'll see how it goes from there.