The Kansas City Chiefs are making the right call at quarterback. Everyone has been waiting for some change from Tyler Palko, but many of the calls for a change have been for fifth round rookie pick Ricky Stanzi to don the starter’s helmet for the first time since finishing his career with the Iowa Hawkeyes. But CBS Sports Josh Katzowitz believes the Chiefs are making the right move by passing over Stanzi to start waiver claim Kyle Orton instead.
Katzowitz writes, “If the Chiefs want any kind of chance to beat the Packers at home, Orton and not Stanzi has to be the one to start. The biggest concern entering the week for the Chiefs was whether Orton continued to have problems gripping the ball with his injured finger. But on Friday, Orton practiced without wearing the glove he’d worn all week to protect his index.”
Orton doesn’t help the Chiefs figure out much for the future, but as long as there is a mathematical chance, however slight, to make the postseason this year, the Chiefs have to take it. And Orton is the best bet for immediate success.