Chiefs Quarterback Issues

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired quarterback Kyle Orton off of waivers last week after their starting quarterback Matt Cassel had season ending hand surgery. The last two games the Chiefs backup quarterback Tyler Palko has started but has struggled in the starting role. Kyle Orton is a veteran quarterback that has success in the NFL but has only been with the team for a week. In the two starts for Tyler Palko the KC Chiefs are 0-2 but they had to play two top AFC teams. The concerning stat is Tyler’s 6 interceptions to 0 touchdowns in those two starts. That stat line is unacceptable for a starting quarterback in the NFL for even a back up.

The issue the Kansas City Chiefs are having now is who to start this weekend at Chicago. Kyle Orton has had less than a week to learn the teams play book and get use to throwing to the Chiefs wide receivers, but Tyler Palko has been as bad as you can be in two starts. The Chiefs did draft Ricky Stanzi in last years draft but doesn’t seem to even be an option to them. Todd Haley, the Chiefs head coach, wouldn’t even give Stanzi an opportunity when starter Palko turned the ball over on 3 consecutive plays in last weeks game. The Chiefs have announced Tyler Palko as the starter for the game this weekend, but I’m sure he will be on a very short leash with Kyle Orton now active on the roster.

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