Thigpen threw from 2608 yards, 18 TDs and 12 INTs with Kansas City in 2008. He was persona non grata with the Chiefs after new head coach Todd Haley came in and was traded during the season to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed draft pick. An undisclosed draft pick means it was very low. Just like the undisclosed (7th round) draft pick the Rams got for Tye Hill. But I digress.
The Rams would absolutely take Thigpen’s stat line from their quarterback in 2010. Kansas City had one great weapon on offense in 2008 in Tony Gonzalez and a bunch of questionable talents on offense. Sound familiar? The Rams have one great weapon in Steven Jackson and a bunch of questionable talents. Thigpen played better with Kansas City than his much more heralded replacement, Matt Cassell.
I don’t know if this would be such a good idea for the Rams. Thigpen did not look good in preseason last year. It just seems he had a lot more trouble taking snaps from under center and without Tony G roaming the middle of the field.
Still, whatever system he succeeded in, you can’t argue with the numbers Thigpen put up in the NFL playing for the Chiefs. They were pretty solid. The kid is still young and can certainly make things happen with his legs. I wouldn’t mind seeing someone try to develop him. Thiggy was the only thing that made 2008 bearable.