It’s official. Brady Quinn will permanently replace Matt Cassel as the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Quinn got the start in week 6 while Cassel sat out with lingering effects from a concussion he suffered in week 5. With the Chiefs on bye last week, head coach Romeo Crennel was able to evaluate both quarterbacks and decided to go with Quinn in this week’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
Crennel is hoping that the change at quarterback is enough to get the team re-focused on winning. Kansas City is off to a slow 1-5 start, with many of those wins being blowouts. Cassel was to blame for much of the slow start, recording 14 turnovers in his 5 starts. He was completing less than 60% of his passes and averaging less than 250 yards per game.