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Poll: What's Tyler Thigpen worth?

We have a notorious bias on ArrowheadPride, but let's give it a shot anyway.

Positives

  • Incredibly athletic QB.
  • Performed quite well throughout last season surrounded by limited talent.
  • More often than not, a great improvisor.
  • There are few QBs better at the bootleg or other plays that demand QB athleticism.
  • Great character.
  • Decent to great leader, if given the keys to an offense.  Can be quite fiery.
  • Very durable.
  • Can put up solid numbers in the shotgun.
  • He can step up at any moment in case your #1 QB goes down.
  • Negatives

  • Accuracy is a huge question.
  • Consistency is a huge question.
  • Struggles under center.
  • For every two good improvisations, there's one that's really bad.
  • Has been known to abandon good QB mechanics in a bind.
  • Stares down receivers.
  • Over-relies on your team's best receivers.
  • Is too prone to tuck the ball and run.
  • In short:

    We Chiefs fans are so used to Tyler Thigpen's play that we give him his own category.  How many times have you heard "Thigpen looks like Thigpen" from a Chiefs fan over the relatively small time we've known him?  He's exciting, radically different, radically inconsistent, brilliant sometimes and idiotic other times, but very well liked by his teammates.

    I say he's a career backup in this league for the teams that are willing to try to harness his unique set of skills.  There shouldn't be that many teams that are.

    I say he's a 5th rounder.

    This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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