Thursday, March 18, 2010
Things I Like About the Brady Quinn Trade
Despite being in an absolutely horrible offense, Quinn has still thrown more touchdowns (10) then interceptions (9) over his career. The price (a seldom used fullback, a 2011 sixth-round pick and a conditional 2012 pick) was extremely low for a former first-round quaterback who's still a long ways from 30. Quinn isn't officially a "bust" yet. Quinn played under Charlie Weis in college. Denver coach Josh McDaniels began his career coaching under Weis. If Quinn didn't pick up too many bad habits in Cleveland, he should be coachable in an offense he's somewhat familiar with. Peyton Hillis was buried on the Broncos' depth chart. Worst case, Quinn would seem to be an upgrade over current backup QB Chris Simms. Best case, Quinn has more physical tools than current starting QB Kyle Orton and is two years younger.
In short, while I'm not overly excited about this deal, the Broncos didn't give up much, don't seem to expect too much and the potential up-side far outweighs the minimal risk.