Kansas City Chiefs fans are finally getting the quarterback change they were hoping for now that Matt Cassel has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. Now, it appears the Chiefs will go with a familiar face as their starting quarterback until Cassel returns–Brady Quinn.
The former first-round pick will be making his first start since the end of the 2009 season when he was a member of the Cleveland Browns as he looks to help the Chiefs pick up their second win of the season. After a 1-4 start, the 2012 season has not gone the way Kansas City was hoping for so far and they hope Quinn can spark an offense loaded with talent behind players like Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.
Luckily for Quinn, his first start of the 2012 season will be against a Buccaneers’ defense that currently ranks 30th overall by allowing 345.2 yards per game through the air. As bad as it sounds, this may be Quinn’s last opportunity to make a namer for himself as a starting quarterback in the NFL considering previous stints with the Browns and the Denver Broncos failed to work out.
Plus, if Quinn does end up performing well against the Buccaneers and leads the Chiefs to a win–there’s a chance he may spark a quarterback controversy in Kansas City with the type of season Cassel’s had through the first five weeks.
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