Brady Quinn Traded To Denver Broncos: Josh McDaniels Gets What He Wants

March 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was a classic spit take.
Upon reading the news of Brady Quinn's trade to the Denver Broncos for fullback Peyton Hillis and two late round draft picks, I proceeded to soak my laptop screen in soda.  It completely caught me off guard.
What was surprising was not that Quinn got moved but rather where he got moved to. It was beginning to look like the Broncos were going to commit to Kyle Orton for the foreseeable future. Analysts thought the Broncos would ride Orton for a few years while head coach Josh McDaniels developed a draft pick.
Not anymore.
A year ago, McDaniels stirred the pot by attempting to trade then-starter Jay Cutler to acquire Matt Cassel from New England.  That didn't work. Cutler got mad and was on his way to Chicago while Orton was sent to Denver.  Orton had not played in an offensive system like McDaniels'.  Orton's play was a big question mark heading into 2009.
Even though he started out strong, Orton soon reverted to w...

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