Former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn is in the headlines for his mouth and not his game. Now the Broncos QB popped off about Tim Tebow, and not in a good way, in GQ, for which he has now apologized.
This is consistent with his pro career. He's famous for something other than this game. He's almost been rumored to be dating Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone for a while.
It got me thinking about Quinn, and the NFL draft in 2007. Coming out of college some draft "experts" had Quinn pegged as top pick. But then the draft began. And then Quinn dropped. When the Dolphins passed on Quinn with the ninth pick, it was obvious he was going to fall some more. Dolphins fans were furious when the team passed on Quinn to select Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn Jr.
And then Quinn fell some more. And he was beginning to look like he might even fall to No. 26, where the Cowboys picked. There was some mild speculation the Cowboys may trade up to select him.
The Cowboys, at the time, had a Tony Romo that had just completed a wild first season as the team's starting quarterback. He replaced Drew Bledsoe midseason, his fame soared as he had the Cowboys and coach Bill Parcells pushing for a top seed in the NFC. In the last month of the season he fell apart and finished it off by bobbling the field goal hold in the wildcard loss in Seattle.
No one was sure what the Cowboys had, so there was some thought that the Cowboys should protect themselves by drafting Quinn.
The Cowboys passed. The Browns selected Quinn No. 22 overall. The right thing to do, regardless if you like Romo.
Quinn's career has been pretty average, at best. Neither the Browns nor the Broncos obviously think the guy can play.
But, after his comments about Tebow, we do know he can talk. And we know he is a big fan of the U.S. women's gymnastics team.
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