The Chiefs pushed their schedule ahead on Wednesday so they could appear as a team at a memorial service for Jovan Belcher.
The service was held at the Landmark International Deliverance and Worship Center just a few minutes from the Truman Sports Complex. Players and staff were bused to the service from the practice facility. The buses parked in the same parking lot where Belcher ended his life Saturday morning with a self-inflicted gunshot.
Belcher’s casket was at the service that was not open to the public or the media.
Before leaving for the service, QB Brady Quinn was asked if the moment to mourn Belcher together would provide closure to teammates.
“I hope that it will bring peace to a lot of people, not just people on this team,” Quinn said. “It just sends out a message that people need to value their relationships, the people they are close too and the people they come in contact with on a daily basis.”
Earlier Wednesday, the NFL announced that Brady Quinn was named the AFC’s offensive player of the week for his performance against Carolina last Sunday.
“The whole team a great job executing the game plan,” Quinn said. “Everyone did a fantastic job. Any award I would receive I would give to our offense, the way we fought through it, played a complementary game. It should go to our offense, it shouldn’t go to me.”