Brady Quinn Hopes to Succeed among Long Line of Post—Elway Broncos QBs

March 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

QB Brady Quinn was traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Denver Broncos today for RB Peyton Hillis and a future sixth round draft pick.

As a Broncos fan, I approve this trade.

Denver has a solid backfield with 2009's leading rookie rusher, Knowshon Moreno, returning, but the Broncos need help at QB and Quinn will be a welcome competitor to try to unseat single—term incumbent, Kyle Orton.

Orton is a solid, Trent Dilfer—esque quarterback who makes few mistakes and can manage the game as long as he is supported by a strong rushing attack and a top shelf defense, both of which he enjoyed early in the 2009 season.
But, the former Chicago Bear field marshal lacks the ability to stretch the field with his arm.

With Orton at the helm, Denver's offense is limited and struggles to put up huge offensive numbers, as was evident last season.

Quinn will enter Denver's training camp with the opportunity to compete for the starting ...

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