The good doctor’s recent Chase Patton article left me pondering the following question: Should Brodie Croyle have a spot on our roster? Wouldn’t he be better off competing for a roster spot on another team, than fighting it out for our team’s third spot?
Brodie Croyle was Herm’s guy. His other biggest supporter Dick Curl is long gone. Haley and Pioli have been completely silent regarding him. At 6’2 and just over a svelte 206 pounds he is injury prone. He is still rehabbing his knee injury. His upcoming 2009 contract calls for $530,000 (league minimum is just over $285,000). His career completion rating is 57.7%. His career TD to Interception ratio is 6:8. His average yards per pass completion is 5.4. His winning record is absolutely abysmal. I don’t believe that Croyle is a bad QB. He showed promise when he could play. In fact if the Chiefs had a better offensive line, I am sure his abovementioned stats would have been better. But we didn’t and they are not.
The entire franchise has changed its administration, personnel, and coaching. New players have come in and old players have left. Shouldn’t Brodie Croyle? Although he might be a good third QB, would our team chemistry be better suited by purging the former starter? A new start for him and the Chiefs may be just what the doctor ordered.