Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Name Brady Quinn Starter; Matt Cassel as Backup

Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIOctober 22, 2012

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 14:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up for play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 14, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Kansas City Chiefs fans get their wish. Romeo Crennel named Brady Quinn as the starting quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium.

This will be Quinn's second start of the season. Quinn started two weeks ago after Matt Cassel suffered a concussion three weeks ago against the Baltimore Ravens. Cassel was not cleared to play, and Quinn started against Tampa Bay last week.

Many Chiefs fans will agree with Crennel on this call that this is a good move to move on from Cassel and let Quinn take over. Cassel leads the NFL in turnovers with 14 this season.

In all 44 games Cassel has been available for the Chiefs, he threw 58 touchdowns, 41 interceptions and lost 10 fumbles. Cassel never lived up to expectations after signing a six-year deal worth $63 million.

Fans flew a banner before the game against the Ravens. Part of the banner pleaded that the Chiefs should bench Cassel.

With the Chiefs now looking at Quinn, they are hoping to stay within the rest of the AFC and land a playoff spot. Although the Chiefs are 1-5, making the playoffs is not out of reach, oddly enough. Nine teams in the AFC have three wins.

The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers are 3-3, only two games ahead of the Chiefs. With nine teams, including the Bronco and Chargers, holding only three wins, a division title or a wild-card spot is still within distance.

What are the chances of the Chiefs coming back? Not very much. However, with the quarterback switch, the Chiefs have a better chance of attempting the comeback, as opposed to keeping Cassel, who has consistently turned the football over.