Rumor mill: Brodie Croyle’s job to lose in KC

When the Kansas City Chiefs shipped Trent Green to Miami, Damon Huard became the odds-on favorite to succeed Green.

But not if Brodie Croyle has something to say about it.

Reports are surfacing that second-year QB out of Alabama quietly has become the favorite at quarterback heading into training camp.

Huard, who filled in admirably at starting quarterback last season when Green was sidelined with a concussion, said he would compete with Croyle for the job. He also conceded, though, that it may be in some people’s best interest to hand Croyle the reins.

SI.com’s Peter King even assumed Brodie Croyle as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback in his latest edition of Monday Morning QB. King ranked Croyle as the NFL’s worst starting quarterback, which drew the ire of one sports blogger.

Fantasy Spin

The Chiefs drafted Croyle with the assumption he could be the quarterback of the future. Now in his second season, it appears as if the future is now.

Initially, Croyle can expect no respect from opposing defenses, who likely will stack eight men in the box to stop Chiefs’ runningback Larry Johnson. If Croyle shows he is capable of handling pressure and displays a knack for big, down-field plays, it might open some things up for LJ and the KC offense.

Hurting Croyle is the wide receiving corp. Eddie Kennison is old and losing speed and Dwayne Bowe is an untested rookie. Dante Hall, though mediocre as an offensive talent, is gone. Tony Gonzalez still is Tony G, but another year older.

This battle will rage through the preseason, but neither Croyle nor Huard  should be considered a QB#1 by any fantasy manager this season.

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7 Responses

  1. Ha, it’s worse than you think. Dante Hall is gone – we’re looking at Samie Parker right now.

    Ugh – offensive line woes and no proven WRs. Not a recipe for young QB success, I admit.

  2. I did not realize Hall was gone. Where did he go?

    It could be quite the learning experience for a young QB.

  3. Traded to the Rams for a fifth-rounder. It hardly broke on the news, it seemed. I guess you don’t want to over-value a guy who’s mostly a kick returner, but I will kind of miss the excitement when he’s back there.

  4. He’s the human joystick!

  5. […] Chiefs may start the season with Brodie Croyle at quarterback. This would allow defenses to stack the box against Johnson until Croyle can prove […]

  6. no way. huard is great. his story realy reminds me of trents. only a tougher road than trent had. i like that guy. and considering he’s a career back up he will give us more than any of us are expecting since he has so much left in the tank. come on he has gotten no breaks in his carreer except for the one early on. i’m pulling for huard and think he should be the starter. i’m not even completly sold on croyle anyways. i know he has some potentiona and can be great…. but the same was said for todd blacklede too. and we all see wht happened ther. plus this city has waited a long time and i dont know about you all, but i’m done waiting. and huard gives us the best shot to do that now!!!

  7. by that i mean a superbowl.

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