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Brady Quinn is the AFC offensive player of the week

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Brady Quinn’s NFL career has been largely disappointing, but under unimaginably difficult circumstances on Sunday, he played what may have been his best game.

After completing 19 of 23 passes for 201 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, and leading the Chiefs to a 27-21 win over the Panthers, Quinn has been named the AFC offensive player of the week. Quinn, a 2007 first-round draft pick of the Browns who has also played for the Broncos, had never previously won a player of the week award.

As well as Quinn played on the field, he bolstered his reputation off the field even more for the leadership he showed in the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. It’s for that, more than his two touchdown passes, that Quinn deserves recognition this week.

Whether or not Quinn has any future as an NFL starter, he gained a lot of fans this week.

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31 Responses to “Brady Quinn is the AFC offensive player of the week”
  1. yelix says: Dec 5, 2012 2:45 PM

    I don’t think Quinn is the quarterback of the future for the Chiefs, but I think he’s absolutely earned a spot on the team next year as a backup. The Chiefs, especially if they draft a QB high, could use veteran leadership at the position.

  2. stairwayto7 says: Dec 5, 2012 2:49 PM

    What about Charlie Batch??

  3. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 5, 2012 2:50 PM

    Wow! Never thought I’d see this!

  4. tombradyswig says: Dec 5, 2012 2:53 PM

    Good job Brady! You’ve earned this!
    Quinn always seemed like a good guy, this just proves it.

  5. greglloydrules says: Dec 5, 2012 2:54 PM

    He hasn’t played that well since Notre Dame.

  6. franklinandbashandflorio says: Dec 5, 2012 2:59 PM

    Another sign that the Apocalypse is near…

  7. dcbassguy says: Dec 5, 2012 3:04 PM

    It’s like an episode of the Twilight Zone!

  8. daysend564 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:04 PM

    Must have been a very bad week for the AFC when just over 200 yards passing and 2 TDs get you the nod. This isn’t the 60s.

  9. detroitsports1234 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:06 PM

    Its always good to see people get a second chance.

  10. chrisbrunson17 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:08 PM

    Completely agree

  11. schmitty2 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:08 PM

    I definetely have a ton more respect for how Quinn handled such a horrible tragedy but speaking only to this award..this is the best player they could come up with to give this award to?

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 5, 2012 3:09 PM

    The Mighty Quinn.

  13. ImproperRedskin says: Dec 5, 2012 3:10 PM

    That’s true, though. The guy showed grace under pressure. That’s admirable.

  14. jgrudenstolemyhome says: Dec 5, 2012 3:15 PM

    Congrats Brady, didn’t like you in Cleveland but wish you will sir.

  15. bucrightoff says: Dec 5, 2012 3:17 PM

    Seriously though, good for him. At the very least KC should keep him as QB for next season as this draft class is brutal for QBs.

  16. ireadpftforthecomments says: Dec 5, 2012 3:18 PM

    I always knew Brady would win one of these!!

    Of course, I mean Tom….

  17. steelerben says: Dec 5, 2012 3:21 PM

    It is tough to say that no one deserves the award more for their on the field performance.

    It is tough to say that anyone deserves the award more for their off the field performance.

  18. tooz72 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:41 PM

    IRISH!!!!!!!!!!

  19. broncobeta says: Dec 5, 2012 3:48 PM

    Seriously? Over Andrew Luck?

  20. georgiavol91 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:51 PM

    What a joke. Apparently the level of achievement for this award is completely relative. Quinn gets the award? For what? Not sucking?

    With this kind of standard, let’s give trophies to all the QB’s every week, just like pee wee soccer because “they are all so special”!

  21. firedup1 says: Dec 5, 2012 4:01 PM

    They probably meant to give it to Tom Brady, not Brady Quinn. It’s probably a typo.

  22. ch1ggs says: Dec 5, 2012 4:02 PM

    As bad as I feel for the Chiefs, this is a sentimental gift. There were better players this week, plain and simple.

  23. gjperch says: Dec 5, 2012 4:03 PM

    Despite Quinn’s lack of talent (I’m a Broncos fan and watched him struggle for two years during the preseason), he was always upbeat and supportive on the sidelines, even after Tebow leapfrogged him into the starting role. I always respected him for that (whereas Orton would have nothing to do with Tebow).

  24. pongonfl says: Dec 5, 2012 4:18 PM

    Good for him, if he can show the same focus for the next 4 games the Chiefs may be onto something.

  25. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 5, 2012 4:46 PM

    I’ve always been a Brady Quinn fan and suggested that the Lions make use of Shaun Hill by trading him and then picking up Quinn since he would be a great value on account of nobody else wanting him. It would have been a shrewd move, but we don’t do those types of moves.

  26. doublezero74 says: Dec 5, 2012 5:26 PM

    Wow. Sympathy vote fo sho. Good for him though

  27. londonps says: Dec 5, 2012 6:50 PM

    Just be tired of giving it to Peyton

  28. hansenbrothers says: Dec 5, 2012 10:47 PM

    Maybe he’s good again?

  29. jtylert says: Dec 5, 2012 11:20 PM

    I’ve always felt bad for Quinn. Talented kid that’s been stuck on godawful teams his whole career. You can point to Denver as the exception, but he never had a shot at becoming the full time starter. Wish him the best.

    Anyone else feel like they only really have an opinion on him because of EAS Myoplex commercials?

  30. patrickbrown7791 says: Dec 6, 2012 5:34 PM

    I agree with all the GREAT comments about Quinn. but the one that i do not agree with is when someone says he deserves a second chance. Please educate yourself and check the records. You will see the Brady Quinn has NEVER EVER gotten a first chance. He has never played a complete season as QB for any team. Rarely has he ever played an entire game. What you saw this past Sunday is what Quinn can do each and every week and more as he gets comfortable and knows that he has a starting job. He is better then Sanchez for the Jets. Sanchez got a chance, but not Quinn. Who had the better college career? Romeo knows this and will stick with Quinn for a long time. mark my words!

  31. chiefspirate20 says: Dec 8, 2012 1:10 PM

    At the begining of this season I told my firends and fellow Chiefs fans that Brady Quinn should be the starting QB over Cassel. He looked better in camp the preseason and even the short time he filled in for as back up. He is a starter that just hasn’t had a fair chance. I would take him anyday over a QB that hasn’t thrown a single pass in college.

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