From the Peter King piece linked above:
Vindication should be Charley Casserly's. It's still early, and we can't judge the top of the 2006 draft after 1 3/4 seasons, but the last major decision Casserly made before being nudged into the CBS NFL Today studio show (where, by the way, he's doing a thorough, cool and insightful job) has turned out to be brilliant.
This was not Charley Casserly's pick. I don't care how often he takes credit for it. And I don't know if it was actually Kubiak's or McNair's pick. But, there's no freakin' way that a lame duck GM gets to make the call on a $54 million investment.