Friday, January 18, 2013
By Tim Kavanagh
Since midway through the 2012 season, we've been pondering which QB currently not employed by the Kansas City Chiefs would be starting for them at the outset of the 2013 campaign. With many new faces in key decision-making places within the organization now, that discussion has ramped up -- will Andy Reid look to continue his business relationship with Michael Vick? Does John Dorsey's connection to the Packers' franchise increase or decrease the likelihood that they'll make a play for Matt Flynn?
But what of the incumbents that are already under contract for 2013?
Brady Quinn has hit free agency again, and there's been no indication as yet whether the Chiefs will endeavor to re-sign him. Matt Cassel and Ricky Stanzi, on the other hand, still have some time left on their contracts. In a wide-ranging interview with 610 Sports Radio in K.C. this week (via Pro Football Talk), Dorsey was asked about the possibility of Cassel remaining the team's starter this upcoming season.
"Well, you never say never."
Not exactly the nicest thing ever said about Cassel, but depending upon who's brought in over the course of the next several weeks -- whether it's a rookie or veteran -- he could very well be in competition, and anything can happen once the fur starts flying in the preseason.