Posted Tue Feb 21st by Monty
Something tells me the Denver Broncos won’t be so eager to re-sign free agent quarterback Brady Quinn this March — not after these comments he made to Mike Silver for GQ:
Brady Quinn (backup QB, Denver Broncos): Early in the season, there was a game when Kyle [Orton] got hurt and the coaches were calling for me to go in, but Kyle got up and finished the game out. So I was the second-string guy. Then, a few weeks later, they decided to put Tim in. I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just ’cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn’t have any billboards. That would have been nice.
Is there truth in Brady Quinn’s words? More than likely. Should he have said them? Of course not.
The fact is, Brady Quinn wasn’t the second-string quarterback. The Broncos opted not to have one of those. And just because Quinn was the favorite to go in one week didn’t guarantee anything for the weeks to come.
Quinn comes off sour and like a poor teammate in this quote. What’s worse, he’s questioning his coach and management, doing himself a huge disservice. There’s no way he can return to this locker room now. Just think — Tim Tebow was reportedly fined by Kyle Orton, Quinn, and Adam Weber simply for not publicly speaking against the billboards. Now Quinn is saying he wanted one too.
The bottom line: the Broncos are looking for two quarterbacks. You can bet that Brady Quinn won’t be one of them.