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Published on 02/21/2012 at Tue Feb 21 15:08.
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Quinn and Tebow vs. Patriots

Quarterbacks Tim Tebow #15 and Brady Quinn #9 of the Denver Broncos take the field during warm ups before playing the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

In Michael Silver’s GQ article that examined the first months of Tebowmania this morning, Brady Quinn was quoted over several different time periods.

Across those time periods and through different quotes, Quinn: conveys jealousy of Broncos fans’ support of Tebow, questions Tebow’s humility and appropriateness of his public displays of faith, and attributes the Broncos’ success to luck. It was a damning number of quotes toward Tebow, and an even more damning number of quotes for Quinn, who comes off petty, sour, and as a bad teammate and employee.

Now he’s in damage control mode, and released the following statement on Twitter:

The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos. Tim deserves a lot of credit for our success and I’m happy for him and what he accomplished. Most importantly, he is a great teammate. That interview was conducted three months ago, and the resulting story was a completely inaccurate portrayal of my comments. I have addressed my disappointment with the writer and have reached out to Tim to clear this up. I apologize to anyone who feels I was trying to take anything away from our Team’s or Tim’s success this season.

We’re sure Quinn’s article comments don’t accurately capture his feelings toward Tebow or the Broncos. We didn’t even hear a whisper of malcontent from Quinn to this point. But an “inaccurate portrayal of (Quinn’s) comments” are still a reflection of Quinn’s comments. Michael Silver may stir the Tebow/Broncos pot, but his words are never baseless.

Will John Elway and the Broncos look at the body of Quinn’s behavior rather than these snippets from a GQ article? It’s possible, especially since Elway and John Fox have each gotten themselves in public hot water over Tebow comments. But nothing they said were damning to this degree.

Brady Quinn, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in a few weeks, has been in the spotlight far too long to make a mistake like this, and no amount of backtracking on Twitter is going to erase the damage done. Brady Quinn: Bronco no more.

Brady Quinn wanted a billboard too [BroncoTalk]
The Year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time [GQ]

  • Tom9798

    ‘As arrows slung from a bow,’ . . .
    The most harm one can do, to make a comment one can’t undo.
    Jiminy Crickets, how many times have we all done that?
    With this new age of tech, one can e-mail, text, face-twit, whatever . . . and make a fool out of themselves, or harm, disrupt, change or sorrow some other person’s life beyond anything they had ever imagined.
    Once your finger hit’s the ‘send’ button . . . you’re finished.
    You might be truly finished. 
    If you do live interviews, for TV or magazines, learn to smile and be humble. 
    Don’t say anything that was not asked of you. 
    Praise the opponent, and never, ever, bite the hand that is feeding you.
    Such is the difference between Brady Quinn and Tom Brady.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone here know what a wambulance sounds like? They go waaa waaa waaa waaa… Everyone should just get over it. I wouldnt care if he slammed him on purpose. Put on the big boy panties and get over it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    I’m with you. I mean so what, the guy hates fags and Tim Tebow… wait a second *puts thinking cap on*

  • rcsodak

    Much ado about nothing, imo.

    Sounds like monty doesnt like BQ, which is his perogative.

    Shit is made out of nothing All the time.

  • Mike Birtwistle

    If I was BQ, I’d be upset too.  He’d played hard, he’d done his best and was passed over by a guy who isn’t conventional.  Like a lot of people who follow the NFL – myself included – he probably looks at TTs results and thinks, how the heck can he win so many games doing what he does.

  • Anonymous

    I think I love you man…lmao…

  • Anonymous

    “Shit is made out of nothing All the time.”

    Thats exactly what I’m talking about. Hey I don’t blame Monty if he just happens to not like BQ, as a QB I don’t like him either and think he is a wasted QB/roster spot. But to henge on every little word anyone says is so 8th grade its not funny.

    Who gives a crap if he hates Tebow’s guts; I don’t!!!

  • anthony33

    Seems like this happens to just about everyone that does an interview with GQ.  

    He apologized and if he truly cleared it up with TT then I’m good with it. 

    Fact is we probably need him.

  • Monty

    I have nothing against BQ. I *just said* the day before this article the Broncos should keep him.

    That’s just a lot of quotable ammunition against the guy now, and I don’t see how he stays.

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  • tim tebow news

    Honestly, I can’t blame brady quin. I mean he thought he was the number 2 qb. So when the broncos skipped over him and went to tebow, he had to have been frustrated. Did the fans influence that decision? Probably. Was that the right thing to do? Probably not.