Matt Cassel Could Be Done For Season With Hand Injury; Tyler Palko To Step Up

Things could be getting dire again for the Kansas City Chiefs. After pulling out of a despairing 0-3 hole to start the season, the Chiefs reeled off four straight victories before losing their last two games. That latest loss came against the Denver Broncos and it saw Matt Cassel suffer a hand injury.

It now appears that Cassel could not only miss next Monday's game against the New England Patriots but also be out for the rest of the season. That means, yes, Tyler Palko will likely start for the Chiefs against Tom Brady and Patriots and possibly for the remainder of the year.

Palko has little NFL experience, though he has appeared in four games over the last two seasons. The alternative is to play rookie Ricky Stanzi, and that seems unlikely.

The Chiefs might just replace the Denver Broncos as the laughingstock of the AFC West with the way things are going now. We're just a few days away from seeing if Tim Tebow can engineer another victory for the Broncos when he faces the New York Jets on Thursday. I have more confidence in that happening than in Palko leading the Chiefs to a victory over the Patriots.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.