Brady Quinn to start for Chiefs, Cassel Benched
Cassel expressed his displeasure with the demotion, saying, "Am I going to say I'm happy about the situation? Absolutely not. I'm frustrated. But at the same time, I'm the team captain. I care about this team. I'm a big boy. I'm not going to hang my head."
Cassel certainly deserves to be benched, as he's posted a 5:9 touchdown to interception ratio, a 66.2 quarterback rating, and 14 total turnovers in only five games.
However, Quinn probably deserves to be benched as well, as he completed 22 of 38 passes for 180 with no touchdowns and two interceptions in his only start this season. The start was against the Buccaneers 31st ranked pass defense, and Quinn had a 48.1 quarterback rating and averaged an abysmal 4.74 yards per pass attempt.
The quarterback situation in Kansas City is a mess, and it's likely one of the main reasons for Pro Bowl wide receiver Dwayne Bowe's reported eagerness to find a new team this offseason.
Given their situation behind center, you can expect the Chiefs to be contending for the rights to the top quarterback in this year's draft. Last year we had "Suck for Luck," so let's start thinking of a catchy phrase for Geno Smith.