SAN DIEGO CA - DECEMBER 12: Brodie Croyle #12 and Branden Albert #76 of the Kansas City Chiefs react after a failed third down attempt against the San Diego Chargers during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on December 12 2010 in San Diego California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
It's funny how the NFL works.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens are in a similar situation as far as their quarterbacks go. They each have a starter in place with QB Matt Cassel and QB Joe Flacco, respectively, and they each lack a veteran backup quarterback.
The Ravens' solution could be Croyle. (Ironically, I wrote that the Chiefs should consider Bulger on the day that he retired.)
A fan on Twitter asked ESPN's Chris Mortensen about the possibility of Croyle joining the Ravens and Mort wrote as if it was a legitimate possibility. Mort tweeted that the Ravens liked him coming out of the 2006 NFL draft and also noted that Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is an Alabama grad, like Croyle.
So folks in some league circles think it's possible. It doesn't hurt that the Ravens beat writers have Croyle at the top of their veteran quarterback lists so there's probably some chatter out there about him backing up Flacco in Baltimore.
While I've heard this rumor before, I don't know why the Ravens wouldn't have already pulled the trigger. The season isn't getting any younger and Bulger has been retired for a week. Croyle's not going anywhere. If they like him, why don't they, you know, sign him? Thats why I doubt the Croyle-to-Ravens story -- for now -- but we shall see.
The Chiefs play the Ravens in the second preseason game. It'd be ironic if Croyle joins the Ravens and in his first preseason game faces his former team.