Royalsfan wrote an interesting article stating his belief that Croyle should start because he’s a better QB than Cassel. He’s entitled to his opinion. I tend to agree with him. That stated, Cassel is the QB for the Chiefs for the next decade or so. As UCrawford stated, there are 60 million reasons why this is so. Cassel is untradable because of his contract, so we’re stuck with him. The same is not true of Croyle. This is why, if Haley is indeed an astute coach, Croyle will start 3 or 4 games the remainder of this season. After the jump, my reasons.
Three teams will be in the market for a QB this coming off-season, Seattle (Hasselback is approaching retirement), Carolina (Delhomme is losing favor), and Minnesota (yes, Farve will permanently retire someday soon). There will be one veteran QB on the FA table, David Carr. Carr’s already had a brief stay in Carolina, and would seem a good fit for the Vikes. That leaves Carolina & Seattle.
This is why Haley/Peoli need to showcase Croyle. This season got away from us roughly at the same time the Eagles visited us. What’s the worst that could happen? Oh my gawd! We’d lose another game! Too bad. Peoli must urge Haley to give Croyle a good opportunity to showcase his ability for Seattle & Carolina. I’d love to see the Chiefs send Croyle somewhere where he can be successful, in exchange for a 2nd or 3rd round pick in next April’s draft.