Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will return to the starting lineup in Thursday night’s game against the Chargers.
Head coach Romeo Crennel said Tuesday that Brady Quinn has been ruled out. Quinn left Sunday’s loss to Oakland with a head injury.
Cassel replaced Quinn and completed 20-of-30 passes for 218 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also lost his sixth fumble of the season. Quinn had completed 26-of-44 passes for 213 yards, zero touchdowns and three picks, including one on Sunday, in his three games and two starts.
Second-year QB Ricky Stanzi will be Cassel’s backup.