Just because Tyler Thigpen is leaving one 0-3 team for another doesn’t mean he is any less excited about his trade to the Miami Dolphins, according to his agent Joel Turner.
“It’s not like that team is short on talent — they won the division last year,” Turner said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity. Nobody does it like Bill Parcells. For Bill Parcells to believe in Tyler speaks volumes about Tyler.”
Parcells may have wildcat duty in mind for Thigpen, who ran a spread offense last year with the Chiefs. At 225 pounds, he’s a powerful runner and the first quarterback in Chiefs history to score a touchdown three ways: as a passer, rusher and receiver.
If I’m Thigpen, I’m ecstatic about the trade. Some may see the move simply as insurance, but that is on the assumption that Chad Henne is an NFL-caliber starting quarterback.
I have not been impressed with Henne one bit in the small portions he has gotten onto the football field at this level, both in the preseason and last week against the Chargers. I absolutely believe that Thigpen will have a chance to start for the Dolphins before this season is over. And even if he doesn’t end up with the starting job, he adds the same throwing ability to the wildcat that Michael Vick does for the eagles.