Former first-round pick Brady Quinn has decided to take the same career path as Tim Tebow. Quinn has decided to quit football and move on to the announcing booth. The 22nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft was hired by Fox Sports on Thursday.
The former Notre Dame quarterback will cover both college football and the NFL at Fox. Quinn will make appearances on Fox Sports 1 and also serve as a game analyst with partners Dick Stockton and Tim Brando.
Fox is probably hoping that Quinn will be better in the booth than he was on the field. After being taken in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Browns, Quinn started a total of 12 games in three seasons for Cleveland and went 3-9.
The 29-year-old played a total of six seasons and went 4-16 in 20 career starts. Quinn's time in the NFL included a stint in Denver where he served as one of Tebow's backups. Quinn was most recently with the Rams in 2013, however, he hasn't thrown a pass in a regular season game since December 2012.
The career arc for both Quinn and Tebow is remarkably similar: Both were first-round picks. Both failed to live up to their hype. Both have the heart of a lion. Both are now announcers. Tebow was hired by ESPN in December to be a college football analyst on the SEC Network.