Thigpen The Guy?

Jordan LanningCorrespondent IJanuary 13, 2009

OK, there has been a lot of talk that Tyler Thigpen could be the quarterback of the future. Throwing 18 touchdown passes and running for 386 yards he has put up legit numbers.

But look at the teams in the championship games this weekend. Kurt Warner, Donavon McNabb, Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger. What do they all have in common?

They are all pro-style quarterbacks. Sorry guys but the NFL is not a scrambling quarterback league. At least not yet...

So if we want to win we need a pro-style quarterback and Thigpen is definitely not. He only has a 76 quarterback rating, and has made TERRIBLE decisions over the course of the year. Don't forget he had 12 interceptions, and if we didn't have Tony Gonzalez or Dwayne Bowe, Thigpen would have at least 20 int's.

I'm sorry guys, but we need somebody else. Whether we sign a free agent quarterback like Matt Cassel or Donavon McNabb, or draft a quarterback like Matt Stafford of Sam Bradford we just need something new.

I can see the Chiefs doing both. If they could sign a veteran quarterback to a 1 year contract and then draft a quarterback that would be great, and they should do it.

I'm sorry if you guys don't agree but we went 2 and 14 last year and Thigpen was the starter through much of that, and unless you are happy with 2 and 14 records you should be on the same boat as me.