From most viewpoints, Brady Quinn’s one year in Kansas City was nothing short of a disaster.
But the Seahawks backup quarterback said he thinks there was still some positives to take from the experience.
“Reflecting back on my time in Kansas City, it was obviously tough the way the season went,” Quinn told Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star. “I think it was crazy, just thinking back a year ago now — this time of year — looking at the situation, looking at our roster, and looking at all the possibilities of what we’d be able to accomplish.
“It just seems like, it looked so great on paper, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way — on the field and off the field.”
Of course, the Chiefs fell short of every expectation on the field, slouching to a 2-14 record, with both Quinn and Matt Cassel struggling in their turns at the controls. But all that was overshadowed by the murder-suicide committed by linebacker Jovan Belcher.
“I was just proud of the way a lot of the men kind of were able to persevere and fight through some of the adversity we faced,” Quinn said. “Again, football is one thing, but there were some life-changing events, too, that took place, and guys were still able to maintain and be there for one another and fight through it.”
Quinn’s own leadership and perspective during that time was one of the main reasons for that, and part of the reason he’s able to continue to find work in the NFL regardless what his stat line looks like.