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Brady Quinn will start for Chiefs vs. Raiders

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The word is in: Brady Quinn earns the start over Matt Cassel for the Chiefs in Week 8.

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs have made the call. Adam Teicher reported on Monday that the Chiefs have selected Brady Quinn as their starting quarterback against the Oakland Raiders in Week 8. That means that even after some time to heal from a concussion, former starter Matt Cassel has been supplanted.

Quinn came into the starting role in Week 6 and had two interceptions, but after the game Romeo Crennel was quick to defend his quarterback and note that the performance was not all on him.

It will be interesting to see how Quinn responds to being the starter, but it was imperative for the Chiefs to name a starter quickly and be able to prep for a full week without the distractions of questions about Cassel's status or how short a leash might be.

Quinn will be starting for the 14th time in his NFL career. He is 3-10 in those starts with both the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs.