Though he has been added to a depth chart that features a starter due to make nearly four times the amount that Brady Quinn will earn in 2009, Quinn still wants to play.
“I think every quarterback on our roster wants to play,” Quinn said, per the Associated Press. “We’re going to be team players first, but we all want to be out there playing.”
We suspect that most NFL quarterbacks feel that way, with the exception of guys like Charlie Batch, who had a so-so stint as a starter and who has made good money (and won a Super Bowl ring) while holding a clipboard.
Quinn could have a shot at playing, if Orton decides to boycott offseason workouts while he squats on his one-year RFA tender. If the Broncos were truly committed to Orton, he would have been given a long-term contract by now. At a minimum, he would have been tendered at the first-round and third-round level.
He wasn’t, and this means that Quinn could swipe Orton’s gig.
Though the former Notre Dame star doesn’t have much experience as a player in three NFL seasons, he’s no stranger to a quarterback carousel. And his back-and-forth with Derek Anderson could serve him well in Colorado.