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Thigpen Thinks He’s Earned the Starting QB Job in 2009

From: KC Star

Tyler Thigpen spoke up. Ten weeks after becoming the Chiefs’ full-time starting quarterback, Thigpen made his pitch Sunday for why that should not change. And one of his most outspoken supporters, tight end Tony Gonzalez, said Thigpen’s future might affect whether Gonzalez is interested in returning to Kansas City next season. “Look at the way I’ve played,” said Thigpen, in his second year with the team. “Look at the way the offense has moved. Look at the way, you know, guys are so much more energetic when they’re out there with me. It’s like those guys got a second wind in the second half of the season, when I became the starter.” Like the rest of the Chiefs’ organization, Thigpen will enter the offseason with more questions than answers about his future. Unlike some players — even those who play his position — Thigpen at least expects to return. But his role has not been defined, and it might not be until the Chiefs decide whether to sign a free-agent quarterback or pursue one with an early-round draft pick


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