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Brady Quinn finally makes it to the Dolphins

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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.

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20 Responses to “Brady Quinn finally makes it to the Dolphins”
  1. ragingsea says: Aug 13, 2014 8:33 AM

    2014 minus 2007 = 8 years?

  2. billsfan1 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:49 AM

    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.

  3. metalhead65 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:50 AM

    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.

  4. succulentnipples says: Aug 13, 2014 8:50 AM

    Hold this clipboard.

  5. csbanter says: Aug 13, 2014 8:52 AM

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

  6. agellings says: Aug 13, 2014 8:54 AM

    “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.

  7. takemytalentstosoutheuclid says: Aug 13, 2014 8:59 AM

    Sentenced to the Browns?As if Miami has been a contender or even competitive for the last 8 years.

  8. uglydingo says: Aug 13, 2014 9:04 AM

    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.

  9. indians4evr says: Aug 13, 2014 9:17 AM

    I wonder when Urban Myer is going to be calling them, to tell how great a QB Tebow happens to be?

  10. theodorestone says: Aug 13, 2014 9:18 AM

    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.

  11. sportsfan18 says: Aug 13, 2014 9:30 AM

    He isn’t on the Dolphins yet…

    Rosters aren’t at 53 men yet…

  12. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Aug 13, 2014 10:17 AM

    “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?

  13. fordmandalay says: Aug 13, 2014 10:26 AM

    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.

  14. beachsidejames says: Aug 13, 2014 10:37 AM

    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.

  15. leanback360 says: Aug 13, 2014 12:57 PM

    Quinn was ‘sentenced’ to the Browns with the 22nd pick, haha love it!

  16. td40 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:15 PM

    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.

  17. rayfinkleisonehellofamodelamerican says: Aug 13, 2014 2:24 PM

    takemytalentstosoutheuclid says:
    Aug 13, 2014 8:59 AM
    Sentenced to the Browns?As if Miami has been a contender or even competitive for the last 8 years.

    I guess that 2008 season when they went 11-5 and won the division doesn’t count.

  18. drewzducks says: Aug 13, 2014 2:30 PM

    At least he’s accustomed to losing.

  19. VenerableAxiom says: Aug 13, 2014 2:36 PM

    I was glad they didn’t take him as I knew he was overrated. I was sad they didn’t take Willis however. Hopefully he can be serviceable back up.

  20. dolphincritic says: Aug 13, 2014 8:33 PM

    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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