Ranking every Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback since 1990

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18. Brady Quinn (2012)

Brady Quinn won three total games in his first three years in the league after being drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. From there, he would be traded for Peyton Hillis and spare change to the Denver Broncos, where he wouldn’t earn a single snap for the next two years.

So it only makes sense for Brady Quinn to start half of an entire season for the Chiefs in 2012, right?

It’s a chicken-and-egg situation. Quinn was doomed from the start for a Chiefs team devoid of talent and led by toxic characters at every level of the organization. The Chiefs were doomed because they were led by Quinn. If anything, we should give Quinn credit for helping usher in the greatest era of Chiefs football by making Clark Hunt so desperate that he did everything he could to turn things around.

Side note: While we’re handing out credit, Quinn was also the quarterback who went out and won a game against the Carolina Panthers in the wake of Jovan Belcher’s suicide at Arrowhead. His words after the game were quite meaningful, and they deserve another viewing here: