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Brady Quinn could join the Jets

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So how do the cap-strapped Jets fill out their quarterback depth chart when one of them will make $8.25 million this year, whether he’s on the team or not?

Enter Brady Quinn.  (I think I just heard the bowels of every Jets fan simultaneously release.)

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com connects the dots that could lead the free agent from Kansas City to New York.  Last year, the Jets were scheduled to visit with Quinn before they signed Drew Stanton (which, of course, came before they traded for Tim Tebow and then shipped Stanton to Indy).

This year, David Lee is the quarterbacks coach.  And Lee has previously raved about Quinn.

“I’m going to tell you this right now: Brady Quinn has a stronger arm than both the Manning brothers,” Lee said two years ago.  “No question.  I worked them all out.”

Quinn, per Cimini, has told friends that Lee is the best teacher Quinn has ever worked with.

So with the Jets planning to take five quarterbacks to training camp and with three slots going to Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, and Matt Simms, Quinn could be one of the other two.  Especially since he’ll undoubtedly carry the kind of low cap number the Jets can afford.

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26 Responses to “Brady Quinn could join the Jets”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Feb 28, 2013 8:04 AM

    First news of Jamarcus now quinn Jets must love the 07 QB class!!

  2. sadskinsfan89 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:09 AM

    Hey at least sparano isnt running that wack offense. Gotta look at the bright side

  3. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Feb 28, 2013 8:11 AM

    We can always count on the Jets to make us laugh.

  4. coltzfan166 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:15 AM

    QB controversy

  5. brenenostler says: Feb 28, 2013 8:18 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see New York snag Mike Glennon or Tyler Wilson in the 2nd round.

  6. uangerme says: Feb 28, 2013 8:30 AM

    Quinn is an upgrade from Sanchez. There would be no question as to who I would start. Butt fumbles don’t get you anywhere.

  7. whitdog23 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:36 AM

    so you “connect the dots” based on familiarity and not coach or GM watching game tape??? ridiculous way of thinking in pro sports

  8. pisano says: Feb 28, 2013 8:36 AM

    …..whatever, just get rid of Sanchez.

  9. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 28, 2013 8:39 AM

    The gift that keeps on giving

  10. nflsucker says: Feb 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    Why not? They’re such a mess that they’re likely looking at a top 5 pick in next year’s draft, plus a new coach. Having Quinn this year would give the fans a fresh QB to boo after Sanchez fumbles or throws a bunch of pick 6′s.

  11. germanstingray says: Feb 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    Quinn has a strong arm and a weak brain. In fact, his grip on the ball is so strong he cannot release it, and he gets sacked.

  12. wagons716 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    Is this really news?

  13. yelix says: Feb 28, 2013 8:58 AM

    He’s not a very good QB, but the Jets could use someone with good character in the locker room. I gained a lot of respect for Quinn after the Jovan Belcher thing.

  14. philyeagles5 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:58 AM

    this guy has overstayed his welcome in the NFL. he is complete garbage. most overrated college QB ive ever seen.

  15. mazblast says: Feb 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    Ah, the annual USC-Notre Dame game. Not only a college football tradition and a game that usually has a lot on the line, but also the annual battle between wildly overrated and over-hyped quarterbacks destined for high-paying failure in the NFL.

    Brady Quinn indeed has “the luck of the Irish”. Rarely does a QB of such modest accomplishments get so many chances.

  16. EJ says: Feb 28, 2013 9:26 AM

    David Lee will right the QB situation in NY. Not only is he one of the best QB coaches, he may just be the best in the league. Lee can make the most incompetent Quarterback competent. Many Quarterback’s that have worked with him in the past rave about him, Coaches do the same.

  17. joetoronto says: Feb 28, 2013 9:34 AM

    This is a clear sign that the Jets are NOT getting rid of Sanchez, IMO.

    They brought in yet another “QB” who isn’t a treat to take his job, nothing more.

  18. mrfrostyj says: Feb 28, 2013 9:57 AM

    “I’m going to tell you this right now: Brady Quinn has a stronger arm than both the Manning brothers,” Lee said two years ago. “No question. I worked them all out.”

    - I agree, in the QB powerlifting competition nobody beats out Brady Quinn. In the “throw the ball past 10 yards accurately” contest he makes Sanchez look like the greatest draft pick ever. That’s probably the only way I could see this happening. If the team wants to trick the fans into accepting Sanchez.

  19. jcmeyer10 says: Feb 28, 2013 11:03 AM

    This is Woody Johnson’s attempt to open up the West coast market.

    It certainly can’t be called a football move.

  20. salventuri says: Feb 28, 2013 11:20 AM

    Its going to be a tough few years ahead for the Jets. But that’s something Jets nation is used to.

  21. dpaulson7 says: Feb 28, 2013 12:12 PM

    Quinn, Sanchize, and Ryan……Holy crap, I’m a Cardinal fan and have sympathy for Jet Fan! What a disaster, at least this gives you oh so talented wide out core a chance to punch their pro owl ticket…….I can’t stop laughing at you JETS, “I want to kissssss you!” Said by Broadway Joe, the last great thing the Jets have done. Why don’t you get Farve to email so,e more pics of his junk for your media guide.

  22. micknangold says: Feb 28, 2013 1:50 PM

    Don’t all smother each other piling on top of the Jets.

  23. listerineman says: Feb 28, 2013 2:04 PM

    i smell a SB win next season for the jets lol

  24. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    “I’m going to tell you this right now: Brady Quinn has a stronger arm than both the Manning brothers,” Lee said two years ago. “No question. I worked them all out.”
    ———
    And Jamarcus Russell has a stronger arm than all of them. What’s your point?

  25. lrjets says: Feb 28, 2013 6:17 PM

    listerineman says:Feb 28, 2013 2:04 PM

    i smell a SB win next season for the jets lol

    That’s the beauty of Jets fans. Our loyalty!
    Can imagine who you root for, or is it determined each year in January?

    That makes me curious about your name.

  26. justthefacts4now says: Mar 14, 2013 12:49 AM

    Quinn is actually a great QB, just never had a chance. From the Browns who sucked then and now, to the Broncos who never used him(Tebow was only good because the rest of the team was THAT good), to the chiefs who STILL have the crappiest front line in football (more holes then swiss cheese). Good luck Smith ’cause it ain’t the QB position thats the problem for the Chiefs. Quinn in there last year reminded me of Carr with the Texians, no protection and 67 sacks in one season. Think Quinn will surprise given a chance.

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