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.