Who Will Play QB For The Chiefs vs. the Ravens


September 23, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Chiefs defeated the Saints 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

After a 1-3 start that has featured a dominant running game, a solid defense and horrible quarterback play, the Chiefs now have a QB controversy on their hands. Matt Cassel has opened the season by completing 58% of his passes for 250 yards per game which is solid, but he has an astonishing 10 turnovers to just 5 touchdowns. When one player accounts for nearly 3 turnovers per game, it is almost impossible to win.

With head coach Romeo Crennel firmly on the hot seat and in need of a big change, a QB switch could be in order. Many Kansas City pundits believe that Brady Quinn might be starting or at least get some snaps this week because he has been sharing first team reps with Starter Matt Cassel.

The Ravens, on the other hand, are indicating that they are preparing for Matt Cassel as the starter. To be honest, any Ravens fan worried about this should probably stop. Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn are pretty similar players. Both are pocket passers with average arms, neither is particularly mobile, heck they are even basically the same size. Cassel is 6-4″ 230lbs Quinn is 6-3″ 235lbs.

For the Chiefs, I can’t imagine starting Brady Quinn could possibly be a good idea. Quinn came into the league with lofty expectations after being taken with the 22nd overall pick by the Browns. Quinn has never lived up to those expectations. He has only started in 12 career games and he turned the ball over 12 times and scored 9 touchdowns. After three seasons in Cleveland the Browns dumped him and he played for the Broncos as a backup for 2 seasons.

The rumor is that Quinn has looked very good in practices and has been outplaying Matt Cassel thus far, but even so, I find it very difficult Brady Quinn could present any upgrade at the position.