Brady Quinn considered baseball tryout in the offseason

AP

Brady Quinn is by all accounts an improved quarterback this training camp.  He’s splitting backup reps with Tim Tebow, and the Denver Post leaves the clear impression Quinn may wind up winning the job.

Before Quinn started turning heads this August, he considered a career change in the offseason.  Quinn briefly contemplated a baseball tryout for the Colorado Rockies in the offseason, before dismissing the idea.

After that, he started working hard with quarterbacks gurus David Lee and Paul Hackett.

“I don’t know why it is, or exactly how to explain it, but Brady is much better this year than he was last year,” cornerback Champ Bailey told Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “He just seems much more confident.”

Klis seems to think Quinn may win the backup gig, with Tebow as the No. 3 quarterback used in special packages.  We wouldn’t be surprised to see them both get starts this year if the Broncos can’t stay in playoff contention.

“I feel like I can compete with anyone, given a fair chance,” Quinn said. “I mean, heck, throwing to Brandon Lloyd every play? Give me that chance.”

42 responses to “Brady Quinn considered baseball tryout in the offseason

  1. He’s never been on a good team and has never really had a shot at a full season. He’s had some great games and some terrrrible games… I’d like to see him get a shot somewhere.

  2. Seriously, get him off the bench and put him on the field. The few times I’ve seen him play he’s looked pretty damn good

  3. I still do not think he was given a fair chance in Cleveland, and this is coming from a Browns fan. He looked alright in his couple starts with both Winslow and Edwards on the field in 2008, but it was hard to watch him play without either in 2009. I think a lot of his poor to average play was the simple fact he had no one to throw to. Granted, it may work out for the best seeing as Colt looks like the real deal…

  4. He should get a shot at starting somewhere after this year. He went to Cleveland, and that nearly ruined him. Now he’s back on track. Good for him.

  5. Tebow can’t be used in special packages if he is the #3 quarterback. That would make him the emergency quarterback, meaning he could only enter the game after the other two quarterbacks appear in the game.

  6. Brady Quinn considered baseball tryout in the offseason
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    He might wanna call and see if he can still tryout…cuz it aint happening it the NFL

  7. @ Matt Revel:

    Colt’s definitely a gamer. The only thing he really needs in Cleveland is a legit #1 WR, though. I was really high on him coming out of college, and it’s funny how so many people wrote him off. His accuracy in college was phenomenal.

  8. Thespeaker –

    I was actually getting ready to comment the same thing. The only way he sees the field is if Orton gets hurt. Fox is loyal to a fault to veteran players. I watched their first preseason game and could predict every single play. They look just like Carolina the past 4 years, just minus DWill, and a defense.

  9. Things I never thought I’d hear:
    “I mean, heck, throwing to Brandon Lloyd every play? Give me that chance.”
    Brandon Lloyd……wonder how 9er and skins fans feel about that LOL!

  10. Sea Giraffe says:
    Aug 19, 2011 10:17 AM
    Tebow can’t be used in special packages if he is the #3 quarterback. That would make him the emergency quarterback, meaning he could only enter the game after the other two quarterbacks appear in the game.
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    New rule this year eliminates the emergency quarterback. They expanded the game-day roster to 46, so the third quarterback can play at any time.

  11. Eh, lots of people look good at the driving range at tense up once they step on the course.

    Brady Quinn can still turn into a serviceable quarterback, but if I were him I’d be more interested in being say, Tony Romo’s back-up and hoping for another injury.

  12. Brandon Lloyd……wonder how 9er and skins fans feel about that LOL!
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    Well, i know for sure that i would NEVER want Lloyd back on the Redskins EVER. he was there just to get a paycheck, when he left he improved, likely because he knew that he was running out of chances.

    As for Quinn, if he’s so good he would’ve beaten Tebow out last year, i just cant get too high on Quinn, he will likely find another backup job somewhere and maybe if he improves he will start, but right now, no.

  13. To the Browns fans here…..

    REALLY? Quinn was good and not given a fair chance? I live here and watch plenty of Browns games and he isn’t good. His deep ball flutters, he’s not accurate, and doesn’t seem to make quick reads at all. He’s a checkdown artist and that’s it.

    Will your love affair with this guy never end? He and DA have different skill sets, but both are not starting NFL QB material. The only difference is you all fell in love with Brady and hated DA.

    It never ends with you guys…..

  14. Two first round selected QB’s slugging it out for second and third string. Not sure on Brady. As a Browns fan we had hopes but nothing happened. The job was his to lose at one point but it was an odd situation for everyone here. Wish him well but glad we have Hillis from the trade.

  15. He was screwed by the Browns organization…they never gave him a true shot…and because they thought freakin’ Derek Anderson was the savior. Tools.

    Even if he failed miserably, he needed to go through that rough patch to get to the next part of his development as a pro QB.

  16. Quinn is better than Colt McCoy. Browns fans have this weird infatuation with Colt and actually think they are going to win more than four or five games. Please!

  17. To me it’s weird how someone who plays against 3rd and 4th stringers can look better than someone else. I mean if Tebow was playing against those guys he would obviously look better too.
    The season will start and it will be Orton, Tebow, Quinn.
    That’s all I have to say.

  18. To the PFT guys…I’d be leery about using anything that Mike Klis from the Denver Post says. That guy was wrong on almost every single account over the last 2 years in Denver.

    He praised McDaniels and everything McD did, from drafting Moreno, Ayers, and Alphonso Smith to trading Cutler, Hillis, and Scheffler to signing guys like Jarvis Green, Justin Bannan and Jamal Williams.

    Klis is like William H Macy’s character from “The Cooler.” Stay away.

  19. Wow…Did anyone else catch that shot he just took at Kyle Orton??

    If you’ve been to Broncos camp at all, that last sentence–taken in the context in which I read it–is a direct shot at Orton who has been locked on to Lloyd all camp.

    “I feel like I can compete with anyone, given a fair chance,” Quinn said. “I mean, heck, throwing to Brandon Lloyd every play? Give me that chance.”

  20. I can only hope Denver isn’t holding a popularity contest. If so, we are stuck with Timbow. If not Quinn will win out the backup job, and hopefully be given a chance to prove he is by far ready to be a starter. I love the guy, and confident he can be an elite QB in this league.

  21. LOL It took him what 4 years to realize that he’s a terrible quarterback and that he actually had to do something to get better! Quinn, you’re a bum.

  22. Brady Quinn was badly used and mistreated in Cleveland. Because of his holdout, he was never considered able to start for Crennel, and rarely got 1st team snaps in practice. Does everyone forget Mangini’s QB-carousel of using DA one week and possibly BQ another week? How many games did BQ start in his 3 years – 8?

    Cleveland and the horrific coaching staff is what did Quinn in. The Browns have never been able to treat its QBs correctly…always had mediocre O-lines and arrogant coaches.

    Maybe McCoy, with a better-than-sturdy O-line, will greatly improve the Browns.

  23. I was a big Quinn fan when he first came to Cleveland – yes he was not treated well. But as I watched the games and read about the practices it became clear that his accuracy and reading defenses was not there. Even Holmgren saw this which is why he immediately traded him away. I honestly hope he has fixed these problems.

  24. The guy was just gum on the shoe of Eric Mangini. Would like to see him get a chance somewhere. He has to be better than Henne in Miami or Jackson in Seattle or Beck in Wasington, or Alex Smith in SF.

  25. heck, if kolb can get a chance to start for a team and be the qb of the future, brady should get a chance too.

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