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Chiefs sign Brady Quinn

Brady Quinn, Tim Tebow AP

Brady Quinn is going to Kansas City.

The Chiefs announced the signing of Quinn, a free agent quarterback who spent the last two seasons with the Broncos. In Kansas City he’ll back up Matt Cassel.

Quinn entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick of the Browns in 2007, when Romeo Crennel was Cleveland’s head coach. This move reunites Quinn and Crennel, who’s now the head coach of the Chiefs.

Although some analysts thought Quinn was poised for NFL stardom when he was at Notre Dame, things have not panned out for him professionally. In three years in Cleveland he started just 12 games and never distinguished himself, and in two years in Denver he never even got on the field for a regular-season game.

The 27-year-old Quinn has a career stat line of 184-for-353 for 1,902 yards, with 10 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a passer rating of 66.8.

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43 Responses to “Chiefs sign Brady Quinn”
  1. justafanofitall says: Mar 17, 2012 7:25 PM

    Maybe this will be his chance…..does KC have a good QB coach?

  2. seanb20124 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:26 PM

    Will there be an open QB competition?

  3. normswifevera says: Mar 17, 2012 7:26 PM

    Charlie Weis just asked Pioli if he could come back to KC.

  4. thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 17, 2012 7:27 PM

    Quinn>Cassel

  5. mjbulls45 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:29 PM

    ahhahahahahahahah

    hahahahha

  6. Bill Cannon says: Mar 17, 2012 7:32 PM

    Pioli and Romeo need to let the failures of the past not be the failures of their futures. When will theses clowns learn?

  7. mrslay1 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:32 PM

    Oh well, Just when they started looking like they wanted to win they waste money like this.

  8. joetoronto says: Mar 17, 2012 7:33 PM

    Great, now they have 3 crappy QB’s.

  9. eastcoastblows says: Mar 17, 2012 7:34 PM

    Now I’m done.

  10. jhorton83 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:37 PM

    Quinn can teach Cassel a thing or two about checking down. Or maybe Cassel can teach Quinn a thing or two about checking down. It’ll be hard to tell which is which.

  11. cuda1234 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:40 PM

    Will he get a real chance to play here or will the job be handed once again to a lesser player because of fan pressure?

  12. gorilladik81 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:42 PM

    Quinn is better than Flynn.

  13. mrclearview says: Mar 17, 2012 7:48 PM

    This is an upgrade over Tyler Palko for sure.

  14. brenenostler says: Mar 17, 2012 7:52 PM

    But they have Tyler Palko??????

  15. sammythebull44 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:54 PM

    The career that never was

  16. trbowman says: Mar 17, 2012 7:59 PM

    Congrats Chiefs on landing the steal of free agency.

    Quinn is a much better player than the one in Cleveland. He has all the tools.

    Give him a chance to compete for the starting job in camp and preseason and you’ll be happy KC! Better than Cassel.

  17. metalhead65 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:00 PM

    just another in a long line of heisman winning all time great nfl qb starting QB’s out of dame right? it starts with Montana then on to well, uh did I mention Montana? every year they have a can’t miss prospect go there who is going to win multiple heismans(hello ron pawlus) and national titles, from brady quinn to jimmy clausen. how has that worked out for them so far?

  18. sportsfuhnatic says: Mar 17, 2012 8:00 PM

    Leases quarterbacks have come back and proven themselves…give the kid a shot

  19. barneysbullet says: Mar 17, 2012 8:13 PM

    Go Brady! Outplay the competition in KC…it’s your time man!

    …your fan since day one in South Bend.

  20. kcfanatic says: Mar 17, 2012 8:18 PM

    He’s going to back up Cassel, but who is Cassel going to back up? Neither are playoff caliber QBs.

  21. Uncle Tree says: Mar 17, 2012 8:21 PM

    Can we change the reddish-orange and yellow color scheme yet? What is a Brown anyway? Geez. Cheap-ass buckin’ Chiefs.

  22. stuartscottslefteye says: Mar 17, 2012 8:28 PM

    I believe Jim Zorn is their QB coach.

  23. duffmandarrah says: Mar 17, 2012 8:31 PM

    The Broncos traded Peyton Hillis for Brady Quinn. Broncos and Chiefs rosters continue to be surprisingly intertwined.

  24. anrgydeafman says: Mar 17, 2012 8:35 PM

    You are telling me that Quinn who was traded for Hillis are with the K.C. now?

    Good thing Shaun Smith are no longer with the Chiefs or things would have been more awkward!

  25. jimmylions says: Mar 17, 2012 8:45 PM

    Good luck Brady – when you get depressed, count your money. You make enough to put you in the top 1%.

  26. blacknole08 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:47 PM

    I wonder if Crennel will now give Quinn the starting job he promised to him before he got the pink slip from the Browns

  27. jwreck says: Mar 17, 2012 8:52 PM

    How is the “now I’m done!” Comment not getting more thumbs up. Is everybody’s memory really that short when it comes to forgettable, low budget myoplex commercials featuring Brady Quinn in 2006/2007. Shame.

  28. mrslay1 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:53 PM

    Well after this failure Brady can fall back on that ND education that they all think is worth so much. How’s Rudy doing these days, anybody know?

  29. kcfan6684 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:56 PM

    I just don’t get it. This isn’t open competition. Why not go after Alex Smith, Hasselback, or even Tebow?

  30. sullijo1 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:06 PM

    One man’s trash is……well…..another man’s trash.

  31. bigdawg2011 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    Why? Romeo..you know that old saying? The one- fool me once, shame on you..Fool me twice, shame on me?

  32. allinblindsevenduece says: Mar 17, 2012 9:41 PM

    Sign a qb from a division rival. As long as it was a bargain I’m okay with it

  33. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 17, 2012 10:03 PM

    Quinn to Win! Chicks seem to dig him in every town he goes to.He’s a good dude. Too bad that doesn’t translate into wins. I used to date his hot sister when I lived in Dublin Ohio before A.J. Hawk Stole her away from Me! Still A little pissed about that one.

  34. couldntthinkofaname says: Mar 17, 2012 10:38 PM

    cuda1234 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:40 PM

    Will he get a real chance to play here or will the job be handed once again to a lesser player because of fan pressure?

    _________________________

    Quinn Fan-Boys are hilarious. He was worshipped in Cleveland and when he got into the lineup because the whole city was whining, he proved to be an expert at passing into d-linemens’ face masks. He just got the other side of the coin in Denver. He’s a backup QB.

  35. rambo888 says: Mar 17, 2012 11:06 PM

    Cassel needs to go but Quinn is not the answer.

  36. letafan4ever says: Mar 17, 2012 11:12 PM

    Glad to see Brady is being given and opportunity!! He’s never been given much of a chance in my opinion.

  37. donterrelli says: Mar 17, 2012 11:13 PM

    This guy just never really had a chance.

  38. 1historian says: Mar 17, 2012 11:18 PM

    good luck BQ

  39. stevenfbrackett says: Mar 17, 2012 11:26 PM

    So who is going to QB the Broncos? At the moment they have no one. Since Tebow is going to be traded as soon as possible and even if Manning signs, you are going to need a real backup and not one of his usual backups-in-name-only if he isn’t ready to go when the season starts and when he goes down for the season/career.

  40. chazatlas says: Mar 18, 2012 12:30 AM

    wow, what a cake career.

  41. wnstonchill says: Mar 18, 2012 12:50 AM

    This is monumental for KC! Create a culture of no competition waiting in the wings with an “Arena League” talent (at best) like Brady Quinn. Romeo is spending too much time fantasizing about Juliet rather than his football team!

  42. thcnote says: Mar 18, 2012 12:20 PM

    More scraps from my Broncos. Tebow may be available shortly.

  43. letafan4ever says: Mar 19, 2012 3:39 PM

    Glad Brady got out of Denver where he was never given a chance. Also glad he got out of there before Manning came.
    Now Tebow will know what it is like to be replaced!! Wonder what the fans will say now.

    Good Luck Brady!!

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