With Brodie Croyle on the sidelines with an injury, the Chiefs were in desperate need of a third arm to get through practice. They found it in a familiar face: rookie Bill Stull. You might remember Stull was the only quarterback in Kansas City for the Chiefs rookie mini-camp.
Todd Haley doesn’t know how long Stull will be wearing his Chiefs jersey, but the team needed him on the field badly.
“Whether this is month-long, one-week, two-days or one-day, we had to get an arm in here.”
But don’t take the lack of arms as the only reason Stull is in camp. Haley made it clear that the team thinks very highly of the rookie.
“He was a guy that through that rookie camp we were pretty encouraged about and actually recommended him, went out of our way to try and help the guy. He was a logical choice for us at this time.”
While the head coach was non-committal about if his newest QB will see the field on Saturday against Tampa Bay, Haley did say that Stull has a chance to make the roster just like everyone else and isn’t just a “camp arm”.
“I would never classify this as that being the situation. I think this was a guy we were encouraged about and liked some things he did in a brief amount of time, and there was a reason we brought him to the rookie camp.”