The Kansas City Chiefs have officially ruled out quarterback Matt Cassel for this Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. It does not come as any surprise that Cassel will be out just one week after suffering his concussion last week against the Baltimore Ravens.
With Cassel ruled out, it signals the start of the Brady Quinn era in Kansas City. It is Quinn’s first start since the 2009 season.
The Chiefs fans have been clamoring for Quinn for the past few weeks as Cassel has struggled throughout the first quarter of the season. When Cassel was at the helm, he turned over the ball a league-high 14 times. While Quinn will likely struggle in his first start in three years, he can’t do much worse than Cassel in the eyes of Chiefs fans.
Chiefs fans cheered when Cassel went down with his concussion last week so it will be interesting to see whether or not those cheers turn to boos if Quinn struggles early against the Buccaneers.