Seahawks Pursuing QB Brady Quinn in Possible Trade?

Lars HansonCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2009

CLEVELAND - 2009:  Brady Quinn of the Cleveland Browns poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by NFL Photos)

Two years ago the Seattle Seahawks traded a late round pick to the Cleveland Browns for then second stringer Charlie Frye who had been benched in favor of Derek Anderson.

Well now the same has happened to former first round pick Brady Quinn.

Browns first year head coach Eric Mangini (the man-genius) waited till the last minute to name is starting quarterback for 2009. He decided to go with the former first round pick Quinn.

Three weeks into the season Mangini has benched Brady Quinn in favor of Derek Anderson.

Would the Seahawks be wise in making a small package in order to obtain the former first round pick?

Well you have to look and see that Matt Hasselbeck is the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks so if they were to acquire Quinn it would be to have him sit behind Matt Hasselbeck and learn just like Aaron Rogers in Green Bay or Matt Cassel in New England or Matt Hasselbeck when he sat behind Brett Favre.

So in a sense you are trading a pick and one or two players for a quarterback who has all the skills but still needs to learn how to play quarterback and Quinn could do that in Seattle.

After he was drafted out of Notre Dame Quinn hasn’t been mentored or coached up like some of the successful young QB's that were not top ten picks.

Quinn has had two head coaches so far in Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini. Both really haven’t shown him the way, they've just thrown him in the fire and expected him to perform.

Now should he have performed?


However there are young quarterbacks that you can throw in and will have success right away, but it's very rare without a supporting cast and a healthy locker room.

Trading away tight-end Kellen Winslow didn’t do anything to help Quinn either.

Now back to a possible trade of Quinn to Seattle. You have to look and see what kind of team the Browns are. They already traded away WR Braylon Edwards and TE Kellen Winslow and DT Shaun Rogers could be next.

So trading for big money players like Deion Branch or Nate Burleson would do nothing for the Browns, who look to rebuild in the offseason.

However a few players that would interest the Browns would be DE Lawrence Jackson/Darryl Tapp and Mike Teel/Seneca Wallace.

Now this is not the Brady Quinn of old who the Minnesota Vikings offered two first round picks for. It's more like a Braylon Edwards type of player. Great talent, still has value, but dropping and needs a new start.

So if the Seahawks went to the Browns with a package like this:

Seneca Wallace, Darryl Tapp, and a conditional third round pick that could become a second round pick if Quinn reaches performance incentives.

The Browns would have to take a serious look at something like that.

The NFL trade deadline is next Tuesday and the Seahawks have been a team that won't shy away from making a trade near the deadline.

Deion Branch, Charlie Frye, Jerry Rice, and Bryce Fisher all come to mind in recent years.

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