Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel shook up Chiefs Nation today when he announced QB Brady Quinn would be the starting QB for the rest of the season.
Matt Cassel is now the backup.
The move comes a fairly turbulent Bye Week for the Chiefs that saw GM Scott Pioli go on a media blitz following the team’s dismal 1-5 start.
Earlier this month, a group of fans paid to have a banner flown around Arrowhead Stadium calling for Cassel’s benching and Pioli’s head.
It looks like those fans are getting at least half of their wish.
Cassel was suffered a head injury and missed the team’s last game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quinn did not perform well in relief of Cassel. He went 24 of 40 for 212 yards and two interceptions vs. the Bucs. His passes were often off the mark and the Chiefs lost the game 38-10.
Still, Quinn hadn’t started an NFL game since 2009, his final season in Cleveland.
Crennel cited changing the dynamic of the Chiefs as part of his reasoning for benching Cassel.
Now, it is time to let Chiefs Nation weigh in.