Getting to know Brodie Croyle (again)

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.

CroyleCroyle 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.