Getting to know Brodie Croyle (again)

December, 10, 2010
With Matt Cassel listed as doubtful to play Sunday at San Diego, it looks like Brodie Croyle will start for the first-place Chiefs in a crucial game.

Because we haven’t seen Croyle play in a while, let’s get reacquainted with him:

Who is he? He was the quarterback of the future for Kansas City during the Carl Peterson-Herm Edwards regime. He became a backup when the new regime traded for Cassel in Feb. 2009.

Telling statistic: He is 0-9 as the Chiefs’ starter. He has not played in a game since Week 13 of 2009.

What he is known for: Getting injured. Croyle has dealt with injuries in the regular season and in the preseason. Durability is the biggest issue for this smart, strong-armed, Alabama product.

Best thing he has going for him now: Chiefs coach Todd Haley likes him and trusts him.

What’s on the line: Croyle is a prospective free agent. He could make himself some money on the open market and perhaps get in the starting mix elsewhere by playing well in Cassel’s absence.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter



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