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Brady Quinn Not the Answer in Kansas City


It’s official, the Kansas City Chiefs are desperate.

According to team officials, the Chiefs will replace starting quarterback Matt Cassel with Brady Quinn in next Sunday’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel made the official announcement during a press conference on Monday following their terrible 1-5 start to the season.  Both quarterbacks were informed just before the announcement.

Per ESPN, “I think that will get everyone’s attention,” Crennel said.  “Hopefully that impacts the team because the quarterback position is the one that has the spotlight on him.”

Quinn is by no means the answer.  But then again, he can’t do much better than Cassel, who has only completed 58.5 percent of his passes for only 230 yards per game.

“I can’t tell you I saw this coming,” Cassel said, “but at the same time, when you’re 1-5 and your team is struggling and your coach wants to find some way to spark the team, he felt like this way the best way to do it, so he made the decision.”

Quinn hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2009.  On Sunday, it showed.  The 26-year-old quarterback tallied only 180 yards in the air on 38 attempts with two interceptions.  As a full time starter, he has mustered up a dreadful 3-10 record, throwing multiple picks in four of those games.  In his career, he has thrown for 2,114 yards (5.38 average) with a quarterback rating of just around 65.  He does, however, show more poise and arm strength in the pocket than does Cassel.

The Chiefs might be better off seeing what they have in second-year quarterback Ricky Stanzi, instead of slotting in Quinn behind center.  We already know what Quinn is capable of, and it won’t spell a playoff berth in the near future.  The 6-foot-4 Iowa product can really sling it downfield and has the mobility and raw talent to develop quite nicely in the league.

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