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Brady Quinn wants in on QB competition

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Whether John Fox and John Elway were just paying lip service or not, they told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that Brady Quinn could be the team’s starting quarterback last month.

Quinn has been working out this offseason with the idea that he’s not comfortable as a backup.

“I want to be No. 1,” Quinn told Mike Klis of the Denver Post after joining Broncos player-only practices for the first time Tuesday. “I feel they [Orton and Tebow] both had a chance last year and I didn’t get an opportunity. I’d love to get an opportunity to help us win games and get this team to the playoffs and see what happens from there.”

We don’t doubt that Fox and Elway are entering this process with an open mind. Orton could be traded and Tebow is raw.

Quinn starting is not that crazy, but he has one thing working against him.  He’s worked under three head coaches — Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, and Josh McDaniels.

Not one of those men trusted Quinn to consistently start games, much less be a “franchise quarterback.” There just isn’t a lot of reason to think Fox will feel differently.

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24 Responses to “Brady Quinn wants in on QB competition”
  1. Kave Krew says: Jun 15, 2011 8:31 AM

    Want to be a #1 QB…….Jerry Glanville could use a good QB for his UFL team

  2. aequitas83 says: Jun 15, 2011 8:33 AM

    Derek Anderson’s fluke season was the worst thing that happened to this guy.

  3. lickenkittens says: Jun 15, 2011 8:34 AM

    Brady needs an arm transplant first.

  4. mattsffrd says: Jun 15, 2011 8:39 AM

    his name is a better football player than he is

  5. gcsuk says: Jun 15, 2011 8:46 AM

    Quinn starting is not that crazy, but he has one thing working against him. He’s worked under three head coaches — Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, and Josh McDaniels.
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    Not a Brady Quinn fan or apologist, but just exactly HOW successful were those 3 head coaches? Is there a possibility that they all could have missed something (besides the playoffs)?

  6. rayvens says: Jun 15, 2011 8:53 AM

    New headline “Brady Quinn wants in on Special Teams competition”….he realized that’s the only position he has a chance at starting.

  7. maryannwiththeshakyhands says: Jun 15, 2011 8:57 AM

    Now I’m done

  8. ezmoover says: Jun 15, 2011 9:18 AM

    Quinn is (was) 95% image and 5% real talent.

    As a life long Browns fan, I can attest to the fact that Quinn is horribly inaccurate and can’t make the long throws with any kind of velocity.

    However, the real disappointment was discovering that Quinn’s “intangibles” were grossly over-hyped.

    Field general? Leader of the huddle? Pocket presence? Read and react?

    Ha!

    Any Browns fan will tell you that Captain Checkdown consistently played like a very confused and frightened little girl.

    The Mighty Quinn was just another mighty Browns’ bust.

    side note: thank God that McDaniels is a complete idiot. Hillis for Quinn is the steal of the decade.

  9. killxswitch says: Jun 15, 2011 9:34 AM

    “Not one of those men trusted Quinn to consistently start games, much less be a “franchise quarterback.” There just isn’t a lot of reason to think Fox will feel differently.”
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    … until you remember how long Jake Delhomme kept his starting job under John Fox. Fox might be Quinn’s best bet!

    In all honesty I wish him the best, I thought he’d do well in the NFL. He needs to look downfield and not panic into checking down all the time.

  10. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 15, 2011 9:43 AM

    David Carr Jr.

  11. buckybadger says: Jun 15, 2011 9:52 AM

    The Broncos should have never brought Quinn in the first place. Not talking about just losing Hillis but because they didn’t need another QB taking reps away from Tebow.

    Also if the Broncos trade Orton people here in Denver should be calling for Elway’s head. You really think its a good idea to go into a season with just Tebow and Quinn? There isn’t even a full seasons of starts between them. Keep Orton, drop Quinn and let the chips fall where they may after that. Don’t just hand a QB, a project QB at that, the starting reigns.

  12. metalhead65 says: Jun 15, 2011 10:32 AM

    but he went to dame doesn’t that automatically make him #1?

  13. MVQB7 says: Jun 15, 2011 10:39 AM

    Maybe Quinn gets another chance somewhere other than Denver. Holmgren and Heckert definitely did the right thing in jettisoning him and Derek Anderson. Tebow is going to play in Denver. He was a first round pick and he is going to get his shot. I think Orton will be moved once this CBA gets done. EZMOOVER hit the nail right on the head with Quinn.

  14. randysavage4ever says: Jun 15, 2011 10:49 AM

    it doesnt matter who denver starts at QB week 1 – they can bring back Elway for all I care…

    The Raiders intend to seek & destroy anything in their path this year and it starts week 1 in Denver…

    dislike it, thumbs down it, but no # of clicks is going to save you from week 1…

    59-14 is nothing compared to week 1 2011.

  15. jlb10 says: Jun 15, 2011 11:16 AM

    buckybadger says: Jun 15, 2011 9:52 AM

    brady was there before tebow so how was he taking reps away?

    randysavage4ever says: Jun 15, 2011 10:49 AM

    i agree! IF that mnf game happens it could be a loong night for the broncos

  16. rayvens says: Jun 15, 2011 12:02 PM

    randysavage4ever says:
    The Raiders intend to seek & destroy anything in their path this year and it starts week 1 in Denver…

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    Speaking of QB competition, Who is the Raiders starting QB???

  17. rowdymon says: Jun 15, 2011 12:11 PM

    Quinn’s game comes down to accuracy and not commanding respect in the huddle. Good for him that he’s telling everyone he wants to be #1 – he now has to prove it with laser passes and team believers. If not, then he’ll be fine as a commentator on college football today.

  18. buckybadger says: Jun 15, 2011 12:16 PM

    @jlb10, it doesn’t matter who was on the team first. There are only so many reps to go around in practice. If Brady is there than he is taking away reps that Tebow could be having.

    When Rodgers was a backup to Favre the Packers didn’t carry a 3rd QB for two years for this very reason. They wanted to make sure Rodgers was getting as much work as possible to help prepare him to start.

    Tebow needs a lot of work. He isn’t ready to start but maybe one day he will, I don’t think so but I get paid to program websites not evaluate football talent. If they think Tebow can be the guy than they need to give him the chance to succeed and in my opinion that would be giving him a lot of work in practice for a year or two than let him loose to see what the kid has. I think right now they will just ruin his confidence and get him hurt. Let Orton start at least another year and just carry Tebow as a back up. It is a foregone conclusion that Brady will never be a starter in this league. Doesn’t have the arm strength, his out route is awful.

  19. ravensfan4life52 says: Jun 15, 2011 12:16 PM

    i haven’t had any respect for this guy since watching the draft when he went in the back and started whining like a little girl. and he doesn’t have the talent to be a number 1 qb in the NFL either. so no you can’t get in on the qb competition.

  20. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 15, 2011 12:26 PM

    i cant spell his name so I’m doin it phonetically

    Smarga was the one who made quinn look good at ND. There wasnt a ball thrown his way that he didnt come down with.

    Now Quinn got the payday and Smarga is throwing pitches in AA ball.
    & i kinda side with the fact that all the coaches he has played under have sucked out loud..

    i’d take him as a #2 here in philly. he can chill with Riley Cooper another 6’4 dream boat

  21. broncobeta says: Jun 15, 2011 12:28 PM

    side note: thank God that McDaniels is a complete idiot. Hillis for Quinn is the steal of the decade.

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    I would wait for one more season until I ran my mouth off. Scott Mitchell FTW.

    Hillis had a few good games in Denver, but he mainly fumbled and hit on his head coach’s wife.

  22. CKL says: Jun 15, 2011 12:52 PM

    Quinn starting is not that crazy, but he has one thing working against him. He’s worked under three head coaches — Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, and Josh McDaniels.

    Not one of those men trusted Quinn to consistently start games, much less be a “franchise quarterback.” There just isn’t a lot of reason to think Fox will feel differently.
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    To add to this: all of those guys INCLUDING Fox has either coached with Weis or in Fox’s case, is friends with Weis and tried to hire him at one time. Not ONE of those 3 guys who has had him on their team has thought he was the best option even though Weis is a very good QB coach and OC. Whether Fox will believe Quinn is an option to start remains to be seen but I am guessing he won’t.

  23. tformation says: Jun 15, 2011 1:00 PM

    Someone said: “Speaking of QB competition, Who is the Raiders starting QB???”

    With Denver’s defense, does it matter?

    I cut Quinn a little slack, BTW. Of course he wants to be the starting QB, and of course he’ll say he wants to lead the Broncos to the playoffs. What’s the alternative?

    “I really hope to hold a clipboard all season and maybe play if both Kyle & Tim get injured some other team’s 4th quarter garbage time.”

  24. souldogdave says: Jun 15, 2011 1:27 PM

    I love the disrespect from the division we just shutout. The Raiders have been beating Denver like a drum for a while now, beat the Chiefs and Chargers last year, and will continue to punish you loudmouth under-achievers this coming season. Jason Campbell is the unquestioned starter, and is better than Tebow. Tebow better run, because he is in the sights of the Raider defense.I truly can’t wait. Denver better pray for the lockout, or we will give them the knockout.

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