Denver Broncos Controversy: Brady Quinn Slams Tim Tebow

Chris ElliottContributor IIIFebruary 21, 2012

Keeping it in house seems like a distant memory in sports today. With Twitter, Facebook and Blogs running 24 hours a day, it seems like no secret is safe anymore. 

Brady Quinn has struck out publicly against teammate Tim Tebow in a not so subtle way. reports that in an upcoming issue of GQ magazine the former Notre Dame quarterback pulls no punches when speaking of teammate and current starter Tebow, stating:

"The entire game, the defensive line is chasing the quarterback around, and that wears down the pass rush. Meanwhile, the defensive backs are chasing receivers, but you only throw eight passes, so they start to feel lazy. It only takes that one play, that one big pass, for a touchdown"

Quinn even speaks on Tebow's humble character:

"If you look at it as a whole there's a lot of things that just don't seem very humble to me. When I get that opportunity, I'll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?"

To be honest, I like both of these guys. I am a die-hard Notre Dame fan and I enjoyed all that Brady Quinn brought to the school. I am also a Tebow fan. I believe that these players show the character on and off the field that is almost non existent not only in sports, but also in society.

In this situation I have to turn my back on my favorite member of the Fighting Irish. 

Brady Quinn not only shows a lack of class in this article but also shows that he may be just a little frustrated at the push of Tim Tebow and not himself. Call it sour grapes or just plain jealousy but I think what we are seeing in the Denver locker room is something that has probably been building up in Quinn for a long time. 

Quinn has not been the most dependable quarterback in the past but I will say that he did deserve a shot at being the Broncos starter before Tebow. That he didn't (and likely feels jilted about it) in no way excuses the remarks made in a national magazine.

If there is a problem, Brady Quinn could have requested a release and possibly found another place to compete for a starting job. After the article comes out in March, he may not get a choice to stay or not