Brady Quinn finally makes it to the Dolphins

AP

Brady Quinn is finally a Dolphin, just eight years late.

Their newest quarterback admitted upon arrival he thought he was going to be drafted by the team in 2007, but they instead selected wide receiver Ted Ginn.

I had heard word from a very, very good source that something was going to happen [with the Dolphins] the next day,” Quinn said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. “We had heard a lot of things before the draft. You never really know what to believe or who to believe, so obviously that didn’t take place. It’s just a story now.”

One with plenty of twists and turns. The Dolphins picked Ginn ninth overall, while Quinn was sentenced to the Browns with the 22nd pick. If they had taken Quinn then, it would have been with the expectation he’d be a franchise-changer. Now, he has the more comfortable position of coming in and competing for the second or third job with his seventh team in eight seasons.

“It’s kind of crazy to think almost eight years later now, I finally made it here,” Quinn said.

It’s also crazy to look back on that draft and realize how bad it was, with JaMarcus Russell at the top. That almost makes the Dolphins look smart by comparison for the Ginn pick.

20 responses to “Brady Quinn finally makes it to the Dolphins

  1. It’s also crazy to look back on that draft and realize how bad it was, with JaMarcus Russell at the top. That almost makes the Dolphins look smart by comparison for the Ginn pick.

    Scary because Ginn hasn’t been what one would call a good first round pick although he does contribute to teams somewhat.

    That really was a crappy draft.

  2. how does this guy keep getting a job? he has proven to be just another over hyped product of the dame hype machine who has sucked everywhere he played. he was picked by the browns to lead them to respectability at least and could not beat out Derick Anderson for god’s sake! yes the browns were a lousy team but that is why they picked him! if the dullfins have to turn to him then you know there season is done.

  3. Quinn has to be siked having this opportunity. Hopefully he plays well enough in pre season otherwise his career could be over.

  4. “It’s also crazy to look back on that draft and realize how bad it was”

    Calvin Johnson, Joe Thomas, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch and Darrelle Revis?

    And that’s only IN THE TOP 15!! Google that draft again and tell me how bad it was.

  5. It’s 7 years later than expected but a big warm welcome to Brady Quinn in Miami. Veteran experience, good team man.
    Good move Dolphins. A much better 3rd string QB than Pat Devlin.

  6. Not to say that Quinn would have been a game-changer, or that Tannehill is all that terrible, but this article was just another reminder of how poorly our QB drafting has been since Marino.

  7. “It’s also crazy to look back on that draft and realize how bad it was”

    Calvin Johnson
    Joe Thomas
    LaRon Landry
    Adrian Peterson
    Patrick Willis
    Marshawn Lynch
    Derrelle Revis
    Dwayne Bowe
    Robert Meachem
    Joe Staley
    Greg Olson

    Really?

  8. Super Bowl! Quinn was the final piece to the puzzle, all the Dolphins needed was the great talent he’s used to bring championships to all those other teams he’s bounced around to.

  9. I think the Fins might be looking for o-line or middle linebacker help in a trade for Matt Moore with this Quinn pick up.

  10. All the Browns fans who were all over this dude’s jock and sure he was the second coming/savior of the Browns are the same ones who are now clamoring for Johnny Egoball to get the job.

  11. I was hoping we would draft Joe Staley (LT 49ers). I was afraid we would draft Quinn, if he was still there. We drafted that loooossseeerr, Ted Ginn. Staley was taken 3 picks later.

    Now we have Quinn. Will he make preseason without being cut?

    WE ARE SO SNAKE BIT!

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