"What happens in free agency remains to be seen," Crennel said, the Kansas City Star reported. "I know competition makes everybody better, and we'll just have to see what kind of competition we're going to have at the quarterback position."
Pioli was even more blunt. "We've been saying it for three years, and I'm going to continue to say it, because it's a core part of our philosophy: There will be increased competition at every position, including the quarterback position," the GM said. "Who that is, I don't know. Maybe it's Kyle (Orton), maybe it's another free agent, maybe it's a draft choice, I don't know.
"Very few people can perform at an extremely high level without competition."
"Kyle did a good job in those three games, and you can't take that away," Crennel said. "I wouldn't be sitting here if he didn't do the job he did."