Brady Quinn Shouldn't Start for Chiefs If Matt Cassel Is Healthy
Kansas City lost Sunday's game vs. Baltimore 9-6, but the quarterback controversy only continues to pick up speed. Quinn entered the game and finished 3-of-3 for 32 yards, but he didn't have anything to lose since Cassel struggled.
Cassel finished his day 9-of-15 for 92 yards and two interceptions before leaving with the injury. It was an awful performance, one that is difficult to defend. But is there a better alternative? Are we really thinking Quinn is a better quarterback than Cassel?
Kansas City's season is in limbo as it is, but that decision would only end it immediately. Quinn is a career 52 percent passer, and he hasn't played significant minutes under center since the 2009 season. Quinn hasn't even recorded more than 2,000 yards passing in his career.
Really? That's the guy who will save your season? Kansas City's quarterback issue isn't who is better than who, it's simply which quarterback is worse than the other.
Cassel is clearly the better option regardless of how poorly he has played this season. He is a career 58 percent passer. He has recorded 81 touchdowns compared to 52 interceptions. He has accounted for nearly 12,800 yards passing in his career.
Cassel may not be the answer for Kansas City this year and beyond, but Quinn isn't any better. Right now Cassel is the best option for the Chiefs.
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