Sunday, March 14, 2010

Brady Quinn Traded to Denver For Ham Sandwich and a Bag of Chips

(I'm sure he's thinking of another finger when Quinn thinks of the Cleveland Browns)

How the mighty have fallen. Quinn, who was the last great Notre Dame superstar until somebody named Clausen came to town, was the 22nd overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Cleveland Browns. Quinn was hoped to be the first quarterback since Bernie Kosar to actually have an impact as a franchise quarterback. However, after three seasons of struggling and having limited starting opportunities, Quinn has been traded to the Denver Broncos for a player and 2011 and 2012 picks. No offense to Peyton Hillis, but he was a 7th round draft pick in 2008. So more or less, the Browns get a 7th round player a 6th round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012 (my guess as high as a 5th rounder?) for a player who was a former 1st rounder.

So what does this mean?
Well, the Browns have made it pretty clear that Jake Delhomme will be the starter in 2010 (and possibly beyond) with Seneca Wallace as the backup. So much for all those rumors that have been going on since the 2009 offseason about the Skins trading Jason Campbell to Cleveland. My advise to the Bengals, Ravens and Steelers is to make sure you have corners with good hands......they'll be using them in 2010.
The Broncos may have taken themselves off the market for a QB with Quinn set to challenge Kyle Orton for the starting QB spot next year.......did I really say that? Would you consider either Orton or Quinn long term starting caliber options at QB? Maybe.
Does that mean the Redskins will be the main team gunning for Colt McCoy? Or is Mike Shanahan looking at Quinn's replacement at Notre Dame as the next Redskins QB?

Who knows. My question is to the Dolphin you guys still wish you had drafted Quinn at #9? At least Quinn can take solace that one NFL team's fans wanted Quinn so badly that they booed their coach off the stage and it led to Cam Cameron eventually being fired for going after Ted Ginn Jr.

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