March 14, 2010

Brady Quinn Traded to Denver Broncos: Brady Quinn, the second quarterback selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, was traded by the Cleveland Browns to the Denver Broncos for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick, and a conditional pick in 2012 tied to Quinn's playing time.

posted by rcade to football at 08:29 PM - 12 comments

Poor Brady.

One day he has to set his clock ahead one hour, then the next day he has to set it back two hours.

He's never going to be able to go through his reads quickly enough under these head-spinning circumstances.

posted by beaverboard at 11:45 AM on March 15, 2010

What is Denver thinking!?

posted by irunfromclones at 12:40 PM on March 15, 2010

Denver is thinking that Kyle Orton sucks and they need a future at the QB position and that possibly is Quinn. BQ was highly rated and a very good athlete, he had the misfortune of going to Cleveland which is could kill any QB prospect. To me he seems like a great pick up for practically nothing. It could work out as I am sure Orton won't.

Also FWIW I think Delhome is not going to help Cleveland either , which should only make the Quinn trade look better for Denver. Anderson, Simms or Quinn could not help Cleveland since obviously their issues are not at the QB position but in other places.

posted by Atheist at 01:28 PM on March 15, 2010

To me he seems like a great pick up for practically nothing.

See him play much?

posted by rcade at 02:37 PM on March 15, 2010

But Charlie Weis swore he was gonna be a bona fide pro QB. Without a doubt.

Charlie told everybody. Where did everybody go?

posted by beaverboard at 03:14 PM on March 15, 2010

"See him play much?"

Well I saw Orton look better with Denver than he looked with Chicago. I saw everybody Simms, Anderson and Quinn look bad with Cleveland. It seems everybody looks bad when they are on the Browns. Sometimes a change to a better program with a better line does wonders for a QB. Drew Brees looked a lot better with NO than with the Chargers. I think the same situation will hold true for Quinn. I am not saying he is a Drew Brees but Denver gives him a fighting chance he did not have with the Browns.

posted by Atheist at 04:56 PM on March 15, 2010

As a Dolphins fan it looks as if BQ being passed up wasn't such a bad idea... at least as of this date anyhow.

posted by wildbill1 at 06:10 PM on March 15, 2010

He could still be good. But he sure hasn't looked good at all. He's looked completely over his head (with the exception of one game that I can remember where he came in this year in the second half of a blowout loss and threw some darts - with the caveat that all other details have been forgotten and I could be talking about Matt Leniert).

Quinn seems to have suffered from way too much undeserved hype. Not that it's his fault (entirely, but he could have benefited from a lower profile.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:33 PM on March 15, 2010

I watched a couple of games he played two years ago where he didn't play that poorly. He almost beat Denver but was killed by dropped passes. He was hurt shortly after that but then last year, he had regressed horribly and I wonder how much of that was Mangenius not naming a starter until week one and you know, getting rid of the talent on offense, kind of like Josh McDaniels. At the same time Quinn was schooled in a pro-style New England type offense so as a Denver fan, I have some hope.

posted by jc at 09:08 PM on March 15, 2010

I saw everybody Simms...look bad with Cleveland

Simms never played for the Browns. In 2003, he was drafted by and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he also briefly played for the Titans and the Broncos.

posted by BornIcon at 11:25 AM on March 16, 2010

Absolutely my mistake. I had Simms on my mind as it was Denver that felt Simms was going nowhere and was another reason they are looking for Quinn. Orton and Simms are just not enough for the Bronco's to be contenders. Quinn and Anderson both looked bad for Cleveland equally.

posted by Atheist at 01:06 PM on March 16, 2010

Before Chris Simms got hurt, I had a feeling that he was showing some promise as a future star QB with the Bucs. Was it just the injury that set him back or was I imagining Chris being his father?

posted by BornIcon at 02:09 PM on March 16, 2010

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