KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Kansas City Coach Herm Edwards announced Wednesday he would start his third quarterback in as many games this Sunday.
Tyler Thigpen, in his second year out of Coastal Carolina, will start his first NFL contest at Atlanta.
"We're trying to look at young players," Edwards said. "He's a quarterback and we will try and find out where he's at. Is he a two, a one, is he always going to be a three? You don't know until they play."
Brodie Croyle opened the season as Kansas City's starting quarterback, but he suffered a separated shoulder during the opening game of the year and was replaced by Damon Huard.
Thigpen came in to replace Huard during the midst of last Sunday's loss to Oakland and completed 14 of 33 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.
The Chiefs are 0-2 and have scored just 18 points.
Thigpen owns the Coastal Carolina single-season and career records in every major passing category.
He was originally signed by Minnesota, but Kansas City picked him up on waivers last year.