Former (sort of) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Casey Printers will make his season debut Friday for the Lions… The BC Lions of the CFL, that is. Printers will dress as the third-string QB after spending time on the practice roster.
“It’s just another step,” Printers said. “I’m excited about it and excited to be a part of the team, and being able to help the team from the sidelines and do my part. It’s about whatever I can do to help the team.”
Printers originally joined the Lions in 2003 but saw little playing time. The following season, he stepped in for an injured Dave Dickenson and threw for 5,000 yards en route to being named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player. But after guiding the Lions to victory in the West Final, Buono opted to start a healthy Dickenson in the Grey Cup against the Toronto Argonauts, a game the Lions lost 27-19 with Printers never seeing the field.
Prior to the 2005 season, he declined an offer for a three-year extension from the Lions, which resulted in an awkward quarterback controversy. The following year, he turned down another extension before signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Printers, provided one of the highlights from the Chiefs sting on “Hard Knocks” when he told Ray Farmer about how he was forced to “make chicken salad out of chicken s—”. Printers was released to make room for the now-departed Tyler Thigpen.
Can you tell there isn’t much going on in Kansas City today?