Kansas City coach Herm Edwards will not announce his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game versus Denver until Wednesday. But do not be surprised if, after watching Tyler Thigpen make a series of mistakes against Atlanta, Edwards turns back to veteran quarterback Damon Huard.
It is the logical decision. Edwards knows that whoever plays quarterback cannot make the type of mistakes, and throw the types of interceptions, that Thigpen did Sunday against the Falcons. This season, the Chiefs have given up 30 points on turnovers — an average of 10 per game. They are not good enough to overcome that many mistakes.
It is why Huard is the natural choice. He gives Kansas City the best chance to upset Denver. Huard is not as mobile as Thigpen, nor does he give the Chiefs the chance to do as many things offensively as Thigpen. But Huard is more accurate. He is safer. And Wednesday, he is likely to be Edwards’ choice.