Why Brady Quinn Will Never Be a Good NFL Quarterback

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IOctober 14, 2012

October 14, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn (9) throws the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Dekoda Watson (56) rushes and pressures during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Brady Quinn had his chance to win the Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback job and, not surprisingly, he fell flat on his face. 

The Notre Dame grad was 22-of-38 for 180 yards and two interceptions as his club disappointed against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-10. 

At this point, you have to feel for Chiefs fans. 

They're one of the most passionate fan bases in the NFL, but have dealt with some pretty atrocious quarterback play over the last two seasons. 

Quinn has had his opportunities to succeed as a professional, but time and time again, he's drastically underwhelmed. 

His problems are widespread, but there are a few obvious deficiencies that will keep him from ever being a viable NFL signal-caller.

First and foremost, Quinn is simply not accurate.

After Week 6's game, his career completion percentage is a shade below 53 percent. That won't cut it in the NFL. 

His arm strength is adequate, but accuracy is the most important facet of a quarterback's skill set. Second, Quinn simply hasn't demonstrated any consistency to read defenses and make decisive passes into coverage. 

The combination of general inaccuracy and continual confusion when deciphering opposing secondaries are the two foundational ingredients that lead to a signal-caller never holding on to a starting gig. 

Though he showed vast potential at Notre Dame, Quinn simply hasn't transitioned well to the faster, more complex NFL game.