Brady Quinn is getting another shot on the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback merry-go-round.
Coach Romeo Crennel announced Wednesday that Quinn will start Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, regaining the job he lost when he sustained a concussion against Oakland last month.
"That's the thing, to try to give him enough time to try to accomplish what I wanted to accomplish when I made the move, was to try to change the dynamic of the team. Then, he had his injury and wasn't able to fulfill it, so now that he's cleared and he's back healthy, give him that opportunity to do that," Crennel said. "We'll see how it plays out."
Quinn was cleared to play last week against Cincinnati and came on in the second half for the ineffective Matt Cassel, who was the starter early in the season before sustaining his own concussion. Cassel also drew criticism from fans for his poor play and controversy broke out when a small number of fans booed his injury.
Cassel's injury thrust Quinn, a former first-round draft pick, into the starting lineup against Tampa Bay, and when Cassel was cleared to play, Crennel decided to stick with Quinn on a permanent basis.
He lasted less than a quarter before getting hurt against the Raiders on Oct. 28.
Quinn said Wednesday that he feels very blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to start.
"We're going to go out there and do everything we can to get a win and play to the best of our ability," Quinn said. "This is something that I feel like in my career I can never get enough of, those live game reps."
He said he is focused on learning the game plan, addressing any issues and "finding solutions" to ensure the Chiefs beat the Broncos.
Quinn said he found out Wednesday that he was going to be the starting quarterback and he said he plans to make the most of the opportunity.
"I believe God has a plan for all of us, and I just try to stick to that," he said. "I just try to focus on things day-by-day and week-by-week. . . . I don't feel like my career is over. I'm in the middle of playing right now."
Even though the Chiefs season is essentially over, Crennel didn't want to make second year player Ricky Stanzi the starter.
"Ricky has been working very hard since he's been here, and he has a command of the system," Crennel said. "He knows what to do and if he gets the opportunity, I think that he'll go in and represent himself well. He's just waiting for the opportunity."
At this point, Quinn and Cassel are playing better than Stanzi, Crennel said.
"That's the thing that probably set him back more than anything else," the coach said.
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