The Kansas City Chiefs made a splash in free agency by nabbing the top RT available in Eric Winston and swiping QB Brady Quinn away from the Denver Broncos, almost simultaneously.
Winston is clearly the bigger fish here.
“We are always looking for good football players, and when Eric became available, we decided to pursue him,” said head coach Romeo Crennel. “He is a big, strong, physical player up front that will be a good addition to our offensive line.”
“We are very happy to add a quality right tackle like Eric to our team,” added Pioli. “He is a smart lineman who is going to bring passion, intelligence and toughness to our offense.”
Still, Brady Quinn improves KC’s QB depth and also brings some familiarity. Crennel drafted Quinn and the QB also played under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
“I had the opportunity to work with Brady in Cleveland and I can tell you he is a true professional,” Crennel said. “He is a veteran player who knows how to study and prepare for game days and you can count on him to always go out there and give you his best, whether that be on the practice field or on Sundays.”
Pioli echoed Crennel and also pointed out that Quinn will improve competition and depth.
“Brady is another solid addition for our team,” said Scott Pioli. “In Brady, we have added another good football player who will increase competition and provide quality depth.”
At this point, we have to believe that the QB job is Matt Cassel’s to lose but I doubt Quinn would have come to Kansas City if the Chiefs didn’t at least lead him to believe that there was a chance of him winning the job. Quinn is back with the man who drafted him, in an offense he’ll be more familiar with than Cassel. I expect Quinn to bring it.