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Brady Quinn to Chiefs: Deal, Analysis and Grade of the QB's Move to Kansas City

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #9 of the Denver Broncos looks on from the bench against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 23-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Bill RobbinsCorrespondent IDecember 13, 2016

The Kansas City Chiefs landed their fourth offensive free agent of the offseason when they signed Brady Quinn. The former Broncos QB inked a one-year deal with Kansas City on Saturday.

Although the financial terms of the deal have yet to be released, Mike Klis of The Denver Post has reported that Quinn's contract with KC is only good for one year.

Quinn comes to the Chiefs after spending the last two seasons as a backup in Denver and previously playing three years for the Browns. The former first-round pick out of Notre Dame hasn't exactly lived up to the hype since he busted onto the NFL scene back in 2007.

After five years in the league, Quinn has only made 12 starts, with the last one coming during the 2009 season. He has also thrown for just 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while compiling an unimpressive career QB rating of 66.8.

Although Chiefs GM Scott Pioli hinted that there would be competition at the QB position last month, this might not be the competition many Chiefs fans were hoping for this year.

However, there's always a chance that Quinn just needed a change of scenery, and at just 27 years old, he could still grow into becoming a dependable signal-caller in this league.

I think this was a decent signing by K.C., but it's not anything to be excited about right now, considering Quinn will have to beat out incumbent starter Matt Cassel in order to have any chance at seeing the field in 2012. Quinn should be a solid backup and will provide good depth at QB for this team, though.

I'm not giving this signing that high of a grade, due to the fact that Quinn doesn't seem like he will make as a big of an impact as many of the other Chiefs' free agent pickups this offseason.

Grade: B-

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