The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that they have agreed to terms with free agent QB Brady Quinn.
The news comes on the heels of the team’s announcement that they have signed RT Eric Winston, formerly of the Houston Texans.
Quinn was drafted into the league by Romeo Crennel when he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. After Cleveland fired Crennel, they traded Quinn to the Denver Broncos for, ironically, Peyton Hillis.
Both Hillis and Quinn are now Chiefs.
Quinn will come in to challenge Matt Cassel and Ricky Stanzi for the starting QB job. While the job is still Cassel’s to lose, he will likely be on a short leash. The team drafted QB Ricky Stanzi last offseason and now has added Quinn.
Quinn was not successful at all in Cleveland and has not come close to starting a game since being traded to Denver. Still, you have to believe he has a realistic shot to end up starting games for Kansas City. Romeo Crennel liked him enough to draft him and the Chiefs are Crennel’s team now.
At the very least, the signing will create competition at the QB position. After all the change that has happened in Kansas City this offseason, Cassel, Quinn and Stanzi should all feel like they have a realistic chance to steal the starting job.