Throughout the history of the NFL the position of quarterback has been the most difficult one for teams to assess. Many quarterbacks have cost general managers and head coaches their jobs after being taken early in the draft and turning out to be nothing but hot garbage. Guys like Ryan Leaf and Todd Marinovich come to mind. The problem is that while teams fall in love with the big arm and body, you can’t really measure a quarterback’s ability to play NFL football until you see him on the field.
At least, that’s what we thought. Today we learn of a ground-breaking new study that could help general managers around the NFL save their butts when looking for that franchise quarterback. If you can’t decide between two quarterbacks based on their arm strength, 40-time, or Wonderlic score, just pick the better-looking one.
The Kansas City Chiefs have used a lot of different quarterbacks this season. They started off with Brodie Croyle, but since Brodie appears to be made out of rubber bands and popsicle sticks, he can’t go longer than five plays without breaking something. Croyle returned to the field on Sunday after missing the Chiefs last four games with a seperated shoulder, and promptly hurt his left knee and is now out for the season.
Damon Huard came in to replace him, but since he’s all old and brittle, he had to leave the game as well with an injury to his throwing hand. That leaves the team with Tyler Thigpen, and even though Tyler’s general lack of football ability fits in well with what the Chiefs seem to be doing, the team has decided it’s time to look at some outside options.
A collective gasp could be heard throughout New England on Sunday, as a prized NFL quarterback had left the Gillette Stadium turf with a worrisome injury. Yes, Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle was knocked out of the game with a sore shoulder.
After a 3rd quarter sack by Pats LB Adalius Thomas, Croyle came up favoring his right shoulder. It was soon revealed that Brodie had suffered a shoulder bruise, and was replaced by Damon Huard. Such a sad loss to the football word.
Oh, and Tom Brady got hurt, too.
• THE ANGRY T pitches their tent at the College Softball World Series, as they search for the next Jennie Finch.
As if there could be any other.
• DEADSPIN takes a leap of faith with this old shirtless guy diving on a beer pong table.
• KISSING SUZY KOLBER hails to the Chief, as they believe in Brodie Croyle.
• PART MULE tries to work out how Tiger Woods could be named the fittest American.