The Miami Dolphins are sending out their third string QB, Tyler Thigpen, against the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. Thigpen isn't your average third string QB in that he has 11 career starts in the last two years. Thigpen was the Kansas City Chiefs starting QB for much of the 2008 season where he played under OC Chan Gailey.
Thigpen was inaccurate but also exciting taking a Chiefs team that had little talent and keeping them in most games they played. It makes sense with a third string QB that you would want to limit their responsibility and slow down the offense.
SB Nation's The Phinsider says that shouldn't be the case with Thigpen.
At this point, playing with your third string quarterback, what do the Dolphins really have to lose by letting Tyler go out there and try to make plays? The way I see it, Tyler's accuracy in the short passing game isn't a strength of his anyways. So there's just as much risk involved in trying to make Thigpen a conservative pocket passer as there is in letting him get outside the pocket and take shots down the field.
That's the way you have to handle him. Don't turn him into solely a pocket passer because that's simply not his strength. His legs are a threat to the defense so he needs to be able to use them.
We'll find out how the Dolphins handle it at 8:20 p.m. Thursday night. Check out The Phinsider for more Dolphins news.