These stats came straight off the Miami Dolphins home page. Keep in mind, Thiggy is only 26. He's a year older than Henne. He hasn't had many opportunities but when he was given the chance, Tyler has played well. In 2008, Thigpen played in 14 games with 11 starts with the Chiefs ... Finished 230-420 (54.8%) for 2,608 yards with 18 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions for a rating of 76.0 ... Also had 62 rushes for 386 yards (6.2 avg.) and three touchdowns ... Also posted one reception for 37 yards ... His 2,608 yards and 18 touchdown passes were the most by a Chiefs passer since Trent Green had 4,014 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2005 ... Was seventh in the AFC in touchdown passes ... His 386 rushing yards led all NFL quarterbacks and was the highest single season total by a QB in Chiefs’ history ... Enjoyed a string of 161 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, the third-longest streak in Chiefs’ history. I would like to note the rushing yards. We've witnessed his athleticism first hand so we know he can extend plays. The 18 TD's (21 TD's if you include his 3 rushing) and 12 INT's is actually an upgrade if you're comparing him to Henne. Also keep in mind, these were his first opportunities to play. He sat out the 2007 season as a back up. Here is how the rest of his 2008 season went. Made first official NFL start at Atlanta (9/21), going 14-36 for 128 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions ... Registered an 84.6 passer rating in his last ten starts, the sixth highest mark in the AFC during that time frame ... Was 25-36 for 280 yards and two touchdowns, good for a career-high 110.9 rating, at the N.Y. Jets (10/26) ... Connected on career-high 27 of 41 attempts for 266 yards and career-best three touchdowns for a 108.4 rating at San Diego (11/9) ... Registered first win as an NFL starter, going 15-22 for 162 yards and a touchdown along with a career-high 11 carries for 48 yards, at Oakland (11/30) ... Connected on 20 of 41 passes for a career-high 320 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions vs. Miami (12/21), including a 75-yard reception to Jamaal Charles ... Also had six rushes for a career-high 57 yards and one touchdown. I see great potential in Thigpen. What do my fellow Phin fans think?
How do you feel about Thiggy and his potential?
He's a career backup (5 votes)
He's an average starter (7 votes)
He has great potential (40 votes)
Too soon to tell (10 votes)
62 total votes