Kansas City QB Brady Quinn has been named the AFC offensive player of the week following the Chiefs’ 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Quinn was 19 of 23 for 201 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on Sunday. In a game where the defense did not perform particularly well, Quinn completed a number of key passes that helped fuel the victory.
Quinn demonstrated a lot of leadership last week, both on and off the field. He has received praise across many media outlets for his words regarding the murder-suicide involving his teammate Jovan Belcher.
The one thing people can hopefully try to take away, I guess, is the relationships they have with people. I know when it happened, I was sitting and, in my head, thinking what I could have done differently. When you ask someone how they are doing, do you really mean it? When you answer someone back how you are doing, are you really telling the truth?
We live in a society of social networks, with Twitter pages and Facebook, and that’s fine, but we have contact with our work associates, our family, our friends, and it seems like half the time we are more preoccupied with our phone and other things going on instead of the actual relationships that we have right in front of us. Hopefully, people can learn from this and try to actually help if someone is battling something deeper on the inside than what they are revealing on a day-to-day basis.
Congratulations to Brady. The honor is well-deserved.