Brady Quinn responded for Chiefs

Brady Quinn had the best Total QBR season of any Kansas City Chiefs quarterback in the past five seasons Sunday in an emotional 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Quinn was efficient, patient and timely in his first win as a starting quarterback in three years.

Good for Quinn and it gives him momentum for the rest of the season. Still, it is a long shot that he'll be in the mix to be the starter next season. But if he keeps this up, he could make a case to at least stick around and compete.

Meanwhile, Jamaal Charles and his wife Whitney released a statement about the murder-suicide committed by linebacker Jovan Belcher. Belcher killed his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins and then killed himself Saturday. Whitney Charles and Perkins were cousins and Jamaal Charles and Whitney Charles introduced Perkins to Belcher.

In other AFC West news, catching up on a travel day:

An unnamed Denver Broncos player told CBS Sportsline that Tim Tebow is not an NFL quarterback. This is news? That’s why Denver traded him. That game is over.

Denver coach John Fox said Monday that he doesn’t think the ankle injury suffered by linebacker Wesley Woodyard on Sunday is serious. He may have a chance to play Thursday night at the Oakland Raiders.

Former Kansas City and Oakland cornerback Stanford Routt will reportedly work out for the Houston Texans after being cut by the Chiefs last month. He went from a starter to a player on the street for a month and counting.

The Buffalo Bills cut middle linebacker Kirk Morrison on Monday. He did not play at all this season. Morrison was traded to Jacksonville in 2010 after Oakland drafted Rolando McClain with the No. 8 pick.

Now with McClain having one game of a team suspension to serve and him possibly not playing for the team again, could Morrison be a possibility in Oakland for the rest of this season? The Raiders seem happy with Omar Gaither for the time being and Morrison did not play for this Oakland regime. Since he hasn't played yet thi season, I don’t see him as a priority.