When do you quit on a franchise QB?

Teams must explore many factors before making the bold decision to start over

Originally Published: October 18, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com


t was a casual conversation between two backup quarterbacks passing time in the midst of another long workday. For Kansas City's Brady Quinn, the opportunity to finally enter a game as the Chiefs' starter loomed as a concussion had made Matt Cassel doubtful for last Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. The Chiefs' third-string quarterback, Ricky Stanzi, also knew he had to be prepared. If anything happened to Quinn, the team's fate would quickly fall on his shoulders.

Those ...

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