I've heard mixed reactions to the suggestion that the Chiefs will still draft a quarterback on the first day in April's draft. Some say we need to draft a quarterback regardless of how Thigpen finishes the season. Others say we need to wait on Thigpen and I want to pose a question to those of you who say our interest in a quarterback in April depends on how Thigpen finishes.
Does he need to win? Or does he need to continue to post good numbers (200+ yards, positive TD:INT ratio).
Thigpen himself seems determined on winning despite his numbers:
"When you go to do all these contract things, a lot of people look at statistics," Thigpen said. "It doesn't matter if he plays good. Did he win? That's the biggest thing."
While his numbers have been outstanding considering who he was prior to the season but are they enough? Is 700+ yards and no interceptions in a three game losing stretch good enough?
In my mind, he's gotta win. If there isn't one NFL victory on his resume entering next April then I think we need to pick up a quarterback on the first day. Thigpen's stats are impressive. He was a nobody now and is now playing himself into a must-have fantasy player. But he hasn't demonstrated an ability to win an NFL football game yet.
Which would you rather see happen?
- Thigpen plays well statistically but doesn't notch a victory
- He plays very average but we go .500 down the stretch