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Jets intend to re-sign Brady Quinn tonight

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The Jets cut quarterback Brady Quinn on Saturday.  On Sunday night, he’ll be back on the team.

Per a league source, the Jets plan to bring Quinn back after Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.

The move was made to avoid guaranteeing Quinn’s $715,000 salary for the full season.  Under the labor deal, a player with four or more years of service is entitled to receive the full amount of his base salary as termination pay, if he’s on the Week One roster and if he’s thereafter cut.

That said, there’s a chance Quinn won’t return to the Jets.  If an injury creates an opportunity to serve as the clear backup on a team with a strong coaching staff, Quinn could make a different choice.

Quinn, the one-time starters for the Browns, has been a backup in Denver, Kansas City, and Seattle.  He lost the competition to serve as the No. 2 to Russell Wilson, and Quinn signed last week with the Jets.

Money isn’t an issue; wherever Quinn goes, he’ll get the minimum.  At this stage of Quinn’s career, it’s more about having an opportunity to improve.

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12 Responses to “Jets intend to re-sign Brady Quinn tonight”
  1. jbaxt says: Sep 8, 2013 12:47 PM

    Hold on, that’s assuming the Raiders don’t sign him to be a starter next week. Quinn could have options.

  2. wearethesteelers says: Sep 8, 2013 12:50 PM

    The Jets don’t know what they’re doing.

  3. DonkeyStick says: Sep 8, 2013 12:51 PM

    After Geno throws his first INT 5 mins into game the signing could be moved up to later this afternoon.

  4. winninitall says: Sep 8, 2013 12:55 PM

    “it’s more about having an opportunity to improve.” Improve as what, I better backup?

  5. patriots123456 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:55 PM

    Hopefully someone else will pick him up…

    Remember the Jet’s don’t exactly have a reputation for brillance…

  6. kreplachistan says: Sep 8, 2013 12:59 PM

    This team has enough problems as it is without us making fun of them. It’s almost not fun anymore.

    Almost.

  7. sowcrates says: Sep 8, 2013 1:00 PM

    Remember when this guy had a Subway commercial where he told Jared he was “too busy” on Sundays to take advantage of five dollar footlongs?

    Too busy looking for work, it would seem…

  8. granadafan says: Sep 8, 2013 1:12 PM

    Considering the almost billion the Jets rake in every year, it seems pretty cold to play Quinn like that for “only” 750k.

  9. someoneanswerthatphone says: Sep 8, 2013 1:16 PM

    What a relief. Now I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

  10. wabbitslayer says: Sep 8, 2013 1:23 PM

    At this stage of Quinn’s career, it’s more about having an opportunity to get a paycheck for one more week.

  11. grruffgrruff says: Sep 8, 2013 1:33 PM

    I know it’s business but, with two rookies who have never played in the NFL before, maybe saving $715k wasn’t to0 smart. You’ve wasted 8 mil for 5 yrs. Duh!

  12. larry1957 says: Sep 8, 2013 6:39 PM

    Now watch Quinn sign a contract, and hurt himself in practice Tuesday.

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