Crennel Names Quinn Starter at Quarterback

By Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.
October 23, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Brady Quinn has just 13 career starts since being drafted in 2007. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel named Brady Quinn as his new starting quarterback in favor of incumbent Matt Cassel, who has struggled this season, according to a report on the NFL’s website.

“My biggest deal was my gut telling me that I needed to impact the team by changing the dynamic,” said Crennel, whose Chiefs are just 1-5 this season. “I am not saying Matt Cassel is the reason we are where we are.”

The 30-year-old Cassel, who was a Pro Bowl selection in 2010, has completed 58.5 percent of his passes this season but has just 5 touchdown passes as compared to 9 interceptions.

Quinn, who was a first round pick by Cleveland in 2007 is on his third different team while making 13 career starts. He has career totals of 10 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions, and a completion percentage of just 52.9.

Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.