I'm with most of the people here on AP: the Chiefs need to upgrade the quarterback position. We've got some great young talent on this team. We just need the right quarterback for us. What options are there? Let's take a look.
*Matt Cassel: He joined the Chiefs in 2009 and so far he's been very inconsistent. He's got some great leadership qualities but he holds on to the ball too long and his arm strength doesn't scare anyone. He's had some good games here: he's also had plenty of bad games. But after three seasons I haven't seen much progress from him and I think it's time to move on.
*Kyle Orton: He stepped in and performed very well during the last three games. Many of us are clamoring for him to be the starter next year. I'd like to see him do that. However, he didn't play all that well at the beginning of 2011 and he ended up being waived by Denver. He's never been spectacular but he's a good stop-gap player and could help give the offense life next season.
*Ricky Stanzi: My personal man-crush. I liked seeing what he could do in the 2011 preseason. He didn't get any true playing time last year (much to my dismay). I was ready for the Chiefs to start him after the loss to Pittsburgh. He's probably still pretty raw but I'd like to see what he could do in 2012. The team might be favored to win the division next year and if Stanzi sucks, then it might be a wasted opportunity to take control of the West.
*Peyton Manning: A lot of people on here would love to see Mr. Big Forehead playing for the Chiefs in 2012. That would be quite a sight to see. But he will be an expensive target for us and his neck is still a cause for concern. Out of all the options, he's the biggest risk/reward player out there.
*Matt Moore: He's still under contract with the Dolphins next year but new HC Joe Philbin may want to bring in his own guy and Moore could be released. If he is waived, then I believe the Chiefs will take a long hard look at him. He's not a dazzler but he's good enough to win some games. Daboll was calling plays for him last year in Miami and they seemed to mesh well. It might be worth a look.
Now the question remains....
Who would you like to see as the Chiefs starting QB in 2012?
Matt Cassel (17 votes)
Kyle Orton (95 votes)
Ricky Stanzi (51 votes)
Peyton Manning (101 votes)
Matt Moore (9 votes)
Other (please explain) (32 votes)
305 total votes