There’s no doubt that the Kansas City Chiefs need a quarterback. With the exception of 2010, Matt Cassel has been a disappointment.
The Chiefs have turned their interest to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Rudy Carpenter. Carpenter tweeted on Sunday: “Flying to Kansas City for a workout! Just Happy and thankful to gettin back in!” Could Andy Reid see something in Carpenter we don’t?
Carpenter played college football at Arizona State for four seasons ,racking up 81 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. His best season came in 2007, when he threw 25 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions. That season, he led the Sun Devils to a 10-3 record and a trip to the Holiday Bowl. Carpenter struggled during his senior year with injuries and led the Sun Devils to a disappointing 5-7 record. He was not drafted.
Last year’s NFL draft may go on to be the best quarterback draft class ever. Odds are The Chiefs aren’t going to have the luxury of having to pick between Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson. Sun Devils quarterbacks do not have a high reputation of succeeding in the NFL, most notably demonstrated by the school’s all-time leading passer Andrew Walter. Walter threw three touchdowns and 16 interceptions in the NFL after being drafted in the third round in 2005.
Carpenter has also been been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he was the teams third string quarterback. Although he will be turning 27-years old next season, Carpenter has yet to throw a pass in an NFL game.
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