Quarterback Tyler Palko is a professional football player who plays as a quarterback for the NFL team, the Kansas City Chiefs. He played his college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints in 2007.
At Pittsburgh, Palko was second-team Big East twice. He passed for 8,343 yards, hitting for 66 touchdowns. He’s ranked as one of the top three quarterbacks in Pittsburgh history.
In his first season with New Orleans, Palko did not take one snap. He was promoted to the 53 men squad roster for the second game of the team and got waived after the game. By 9th October, 2007, he was signed back to the squad and two months later, he was signed to the active roster for the final game of the season. He injured his hand after being waived by the team during the finals on 30 August, 2008.
Subsequently, he was signed to the future contract on 30 December, 2008 by the Arizona Cardinals team and was waived on 4rth September, 2009. He played for a short period of time for the California Redwoods and was cut during the preseason. In October 2009, he got signed with the team of Montreal Alouettes of the CFL (Canadian Football League). He was signed as an active roster on 2nd November and few days later, was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers team.
The Steelers team signed him to replace injured duo of Charlie Batch and Ben Roethlisberger, to play for the match. He was named as the back up quarterback behind Dennis Dixon and got released from the Steelers team on 9th December, 2009. By 3rd March, 2010, he was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and is presently their third string quarterback.
The quarterback, who stands six-foot-one and weighs 215 pounds, can scramble, throw well when running and looks to have solid playmaking smarts. In college, he had the ability to run his offense with a cool head and sound management skills. He possesses a good work ethic. Palko has fine arm strength but often tries to put the ball into very tight spaces. When in the pocket, he needs to have more patience and must also know when to get rid of the ball to avoid the sack.