It’s safe to say Brady Quinn wanted nothing to do with the QB drama going on with the Denver Broncos. The newest Chiefs quarterback took less money to play in Kansas City, according to SI’s Peter King.
King reports Quinn was offered a one-year $2 million contract by the Broncos before accepting a $1.5 million deal from the Chiefs.
Once he inked his deal, Quinn talked about how he wanted to sign in Kansas City instead of waiting around for Peyton Manning to make up his mind.
“We were monitoring to see how things would play out with Peyton, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of playing here.”
Very simply, Quinn knows he has a better chance to see the field with the Chiefs no matter what happens with Manning. Even if the Broncos don’t sign Manning, Tim Tebow should have a long leash when he struggles or risk a fan revolt.
In Kansas City, Cassel is the unquestioned starter but the team isn’t committed to him long term and considering the talent he has around him there should be a quick hook if he doesn’t produce. That was never the case last season with Tyler Palko sitting behind Cassel.
It also doesn’t hurt that both Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll are familiar with Quinn from their time together with the Cleveland Browns.