2002 Rewind: Which Chiefs QB is the Next Head Coach?

Since we're a little slow today waiting on today's lone practice....

If I asked, seven years ago, which Chiefs quarterback would be the next head coach,  I wouldn't expect many people to answer correctly.  Your options then for the 2002 squad were, in depth chart order: Trent Green, Todd Collins and Jonathan Quinn.

Back then, there's no question the argument would be between the on-field general (Green) and his ever-prepared understudy (Collins), right?  I still think Trent should/could become a candidate to enter the coaching circle.  

The right answer?  Jonathan Quinn.

Mr. Quinn is the head coach of the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers' football program.  As the offensive coordinator last year, Quinn helped the Pioneers' to 10 consecutive wins to start the season.  The end, which is all too familiar to Kansas City fans, came in a first round defeat in the NAIA playoffs.

Quinn and new Chiefs coach Todd Haley have a common philosophy.  And that's playing to through the very last whistle.

"The theme this year is to finish strong," Quinn said. "That goes for each drill, each day, each week and each month as we get ready for the season and also as the season progresses. We’re making a push to finish strong."

Interesting read from Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star.

My question to you is, of the Chiefs current quartet of quarterbacks, which one is best suited to be a head coach?

I think the obvious and most popular answer is Matt Cassel.  Career back-up who obviously had the understanding that he had to be ready to go at all times and, when he finally did get that chance, he executed what he learned as a backup the past nine years.

But I also wouldn't rule out Tyler Thigpen.  He conducted a camp for quarterbacks and receivers over the offseason in his home state so the desire to teach is there.  He, like Cassel, came in off the bench and performed.  He had to improvise and learn on the fly to get it right.

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