I had this thought after the Cassel trade 3 months ago - in my previous post
Original Gannon vs Grbac post (Cassel vs Thigpen?)
This better not become the second coming of high price QB over the more productive scrambling QB.
When I watched Thigpen play last year, all I did was think about good old Richie..underrated/overachiever that King Carl send packing cause he'd invested so much in the other king named Elvis.
Now that led me to wonder what will happen in 2009 if Cassel don't seem to impress during training camp, he gets the starting nod regardless, 2-3 games into the season, gets injured... there comes our own #4 (discounted over-achiever QB) and he goes on to lead Chiefs to some bizarre record like 7-2 and then Cassel comes back healthy ready to remove small timer Thigpen. Say the Chiefs are 10-4 at such period and Haley decides to stick with Thigpen and we go 11-5 and gets a wild card playoff spot.
TADAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Deja Vu....Original Gannon vs Grbac post (Cassel vs Thigpen?)
Whitlock wrote a piece similar to my thoughts, only he did it in a different manner and 3 months afterwards