Brady Quinn's Mouth Is Bigger Than His Game

Greg MaiolaSenior Analyst IIFebruary 21, 2012

Brady Quinn
Brady Quinn

Bravo, Brady Quinn. Since you haven't touched the field since August, it's about time that you got the attention you so desperately desire. Folks, Brady Quinn is crying like its 2007.

In case any of you didn't hear, Quinn is no supporter of Tim Tebow. Was it because he held the clipboard while Tebow worked his magic? Tebow thrived on the field while the once top prospect Quinn stayed on the bench. Was he jealous that Tebow was actually in the game and actually winning them?

The 2007 NFL Draft was supposed to be a battle between two hot quarterback prospects, Jamarcus Russell and Brady Quinn. Russell went No. 1 and Quinn fell, and fell, and fell. Miami didn't draft him even when they needed a quarterback. He was selected 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns. The Notre Dame product was officially an NFL player, but only in name.

Quinn screwed himself over from the start in Cleveland. He held out for 10 days, pretty much taking himself out of the starting quarterback competition. The third-string quarterback made his NFL debut in Week 17 of that season. Good thing he got his money as he only attempted eight passes for the year. After all, Quinn did this to himself.

In 2008 Quinn took a 3-5 Browns team and led them to a 4-12 record. He was the starter heading into the 2009 season, but lost his job in Week 3. He started a few occasional games that season and in 2010, he was traded to Denver for Peyton Hillis and a sixth-round draft pick. How did the sure top-10 pick end up such a poor player?

The recent slashing of Tim Tebow shows why Quinn's NFL career has gone nowhere. He doesn't know how to conduct himself like a professional.

Crying because you didn't get a billboard or have fans chanting your name like Tim Tebow? Calling Tebow's late-game heroics lucky and blaming defenses for Tebow's success? Boo-hoo. Unprofessional and immature.

The NFL is a game of "what have you done for me lately." Well if anybody needs a professional clipboard holder, be sure to give Quinn a call. He hasn't proved a darn thing in the NFL. But don't worry, he can criticize Tebow because after all, he is Brady Quinn. As we all know, Brady Quinn is the man.

I feel for Tim Tebow. The last thing he needs is another hater, especially a teammate. I can almost guarantee Tebow will be professional in how he addresses this situation. He is a winner on and off the field.

What Brady Quinn needs is a reality check. Once he takes a deep look at himself, I am sure he will be humbled. First, show some respect for your teammates, even if you are a free agent. Second, develop as a quarterback. If Tebow is as bad as Quinn thinks he is, then what does it say about Quinn if he is the backup?