Why Brady Quinn Is a Good Thing for the Denver Broncos

April 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The biggest highlight of the Broncos' offseason was easily their acquisition of quarterback Brady Quinn.
A lot of controversy surrounds Quinn's win-loss record and mediocre passer rating, but let's take a look at what is missing from the mere numbers.
Quinn, during his three-year tenure with the Cleveland Browns, was yanked on and off the field without being given a proper chance. Finally, he was given the opportunity this past year and started nine games before suffering a season-ending injury.
Essentially, 2009 was his rookie season as a starter. Sure, he had three starts the year before, but that is hardly enough time to gain the respect and momentum needed to play under center.
So how do Quinn's numbers stack up against last year's crop of rookie starters? Pretty darn well, and his competition includes Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez, and Josh Freeman.
As a matter of fact, Quinn is the only one of that group to have thrown more touchdowns than interceptions....

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