Brady Quinn: Why The Broncos Made A Good Move

Jackson MitchellContributor IMarch 15, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns reaches out to hand the ball off during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 20, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Browns defeated the Chiefs 41-34. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Today, March 15, 2010, the Denver Broncos made a spectacular trade. Brady Quinn was shipped from the Cleveland Browns to the Denver Broncos in exchange for FB Peyton Hillis and two draft picks.

Quinn, as many of you probably know, was a first round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2007.

However, in Cleveland, Quinn was caught in a quarterback dilemma with fellow QB Derek Anderson. The front office couldn't make up their mind about who should start, and it got Quinn's young career off on a bad foot. It was because of this that Quinn never earned a fair shot at being the Browns' starter.

Now, many of you may be asking, why was this a good trade? Well, there are a few good reasons:

To start, Quinn could not have been traded to a more perfect team. Josh McDaniels, former offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, is a wizard in terms of coaching quarterbacks.

Tom Brady, who you may have heard of, is a prime example of what a little sculpting from McDaniels can create. Quinn was also the guy McDaniels originally wanted to lead his team when he took over as coach before the 2009 season. With his prize finally secured, McDainels will most definitely go to work on Mr. Quinn.

Another reason is that current Broncos starter, Kyle Orton, will no longer have sole ownership on the starter spot.

Entering the 2009 camp, Orton's only competition for the starting job was Chris Simms, a journeyman at best, and rookie Tom Brandstater. Going in to 2010 camp, Orton will have his work cut out for him. With McDaniels' blessing, Quinn may be one step ahead of Orton before the season even begins.

And last, the kid does have some skills. He's got a huge arm, which is as much a pro as it is a con. His inaccuracy is arguably what has caused his NFL inconsistency. He's big as well, 6'3" and a chiseled 235 lbs. (see his EAS commercials). 

All in all, I could not be happier for Brady Quinn. After a 2007 Draft in which he plummeted, after landing in a franchise where never seemed got a shot, it seems that things are finally looking up for the once-lost and now-found Brady Quinn.