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Brady Quinn's House For Sale

Posted on: October 13, 2009 10:43 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2009 10:56 pm
If actions speak louder than words, someone needs to tell Brady Quinn to keep it down.

According to , Quinn put his $630,000 Avon Lake home on the market - a telling sign of his future with the Cleveland Browns.

The move comes as no surprise.

Quinn's week three halftime benching in Baltimore all but signaled the end of his time with the Cleveland Browns.

I would not be surprised if Eric Mangini and George Kokinis decided to trade Quinn before next weeks' NFL trade deadline.

The Browns currently have three quarterbacks capable of running the offense: starter Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, and journeyman backup Brett Ratliff. Ratliff was one of the key pieces in the draft day deal with the Jets for the rights to Mark Sanchez.

Mangini has seen Ratliff progress in his system, so Mangini would likely feel comfortable leaving the backup duties to him.

Few teams appear in need of a project quarterback, but one team stands out more than the others: the Washington Redskins.

Jason Campbell is still the team's unquestioned starter, but there is a clear lack of depth behind him.

38-year-old backup Todd Collins would be next in line, but no one knows what to expect from Collins 2-3 years from now. The promising Colt Brennan is currently on injured reserve, and that leaves a big question mark behind Collins as the third quarterback.

With the Redskins wallowing in mediocrity and Jerry Jones' Cowboys making all the headlines, such a high-profile move has Daniel Snyder written all over it.

The move would re-energize the fanbase and send a strong message to Jason Campbell - play well or get benched.

The NFL trading deadline is a week away. There's still a week of football to be played, and much can happen between now and then.

We'll soon find out how the situation resolves itself.


Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2009 4:13 pm

Brady Quinn's House For Sale

I hear that Quinn is house shopping in Saskatchewan.

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2009 2:47 pm

Brady Quinn's House For Sale

Who cares. If they do not trade Quinn, than release hium. He has had 6 1/2 games to prove he is worse this snap, than the last.
Get rid of Quinn now!!!

Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2009 12:33 pm

Brady Quinn's House For Sale

Both Mangini and Quinn himself said that the Browns have no intentions on trading him right now.  Quinn said in an interview today (Oct. 14) that his putting his home up for sale was for no other reason except that he wanted to buy a house closer to where the Browns practice.  I grew up in the town where Brady lives and he is correct, the commute from Avon Lake to Berea (where the Browns practice) is about 40 minutes and it's mostly residential driving as no convenient highway connects the two areas. 

The Browns need to do something because having two quarterbacks with the salaries that Quinn and Anderson demand, is financially irresponsible.  There's no way the Browns can keep both QBs considering Anderson's contract is up at the end of the 2010 season and Brady's is up at the end of the 2011 season. 

If the Browns are intending to keep Quinn they need to give him more than 10 quarters to be the starter.  Even Payton Manning struggled in his first year.  If you recall, in 1998 (his rookie year) he was amongst the league leaders in interceptions (with 28) and led the Colts to a 3-13 record.  Now, I'm not comparing Quinn's ability to Manning, but even one of the greatest QBs of all time had a rough year.  Give Quinn an opportunity ... it's not like the Browns are going to do that much better with Anderson in there anyway.

Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2009 11:52 am

Brady Quinn's House For Sale

I don't think the Browns ever gave Quinn much of a chance and may have very well screwed his entire career up.  The way the Browns handled the situation leading up to the season was not very condusive to installing confidence to a young quarterback.  They should stick with him through thick and thin or let him go.  The kid must be terrified to make a mistake and oyu can't lead a team that way.  I hope he goes somewhere else. 

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2009 11:38 am

Brady Quinn's House For Sale

I wonder why Quinn was only given 10 quarters to prove himself.  You have QB's given way more than that.  Why not tell him you are QB1 for the year.  That way he does not play with the fear that every mistake could be his last.  When you know you are QB1, you play more relaxed and your mistakes will come down.  Quinn is not a dumb player.  Give him a full year.  If he does not succeed, then I would support the benching.  But lets find out if he is a back-up or a starter in this league.  Even Ryan Leaf was given more than 10 quarters.

Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2009 8:37 am

Brady Quinn's House For Sale

I don't know if it says that much about a trade rumor.  Since when have we heard about players getting traded this way before?  There are sources throughout the league that would leak viable information long before this.

If a team jumped up and said we'll give you our #1 for Brady I would definitely take it, I just can't imagine anyone doing that.  I couldn't imagine anyone offering more than a 4th rounder for him.  The Browns would be silly to dump Quinn now for a 2nd day pick now.  The likelihood of Anderson being in Cleveland next year is low.  Anderson's contract just pays too much.  If Anderson wants to stay, then it makes sense to get rid of Brady.  I would be a little surprised to hear, "Anderson takes large pay cut to stay with Browns" though.  Brady Quinn's contract pays him like a back up QB.  Let him sit and learn the system.  Maybe he starts again at the end of this year or next year.

The selling of the house, or testing the market to see what he could get for the house, could just make economic sense to Brady right now.  I don't know any details on the house, but I assume it would have a rather expensive upkeep.

He was banking on incentive clauses to the tune of $11 million if he took 70% of the snaps this season.  That seems very unlikely right now.  NFL players are not known for properly budgeting their signing bonus.  They have a tendency to run up a couple of bills spend large amounts of cash on anything and everything and live off their base salary.  Several retire and have nothing left.  Brady may just be planning for the future, because this ride may be coming to a final stop very quickly.  

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