The Chiefs think Cassel represents the future. Croyle’s best chance in Kansas City is as a backup. Haley, a quarterback specialist, has praised Croyle. Teams value backup quarterbacks, so if Croyle continues to make strides the Chiefs will value him. If Cassel regresses or gets hurt, the Chiefs could be in good hands with Croyle.
Of course, if Croyle lights it up in the preseason and another team suffers a setback at quarterback, it’s not out of the question that Croyle becomes a valuable trade commodity.
Croyle’s Kansas City’s career might have suffered a setback last year, but there’s no reason why he can’t still have a productive NFL career in some fashion.