Bye-Bye Brady: Browns Trade Brady Quinn To Broncos for Next to Nothing

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMarch 14, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns looks to the sideline 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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It is official, the Cleveland Browns have traded former franchise quarterback and Cleveland golden boy Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos in what has to be one of the most lopsided trades in recent memory.

Okay, Quinn really hasn't played to the level of a former first-round NFL draft pick, but the Browns received fullback Peyton Hillis, a sixth-round 2011 pick, and a conditional 2012 draft pick.

Might has well have been for a bag of peanuts.

Even though Quinn really couldn't garner much in a trade, the Browns seemed to have shipped him off for the first deal that got called in.

It was known last year, that Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels wanted Quinn to be his starter, but settled for Kyle Orton since the Bears were willing to give up a ton in exchange for quarterback Jay Cutler.

Now McDaniels has his guy and Quinn will most likely compete with Orton for the starter job in training camp now.

It is still unbelievable that the Browns, who invested two first-round picks into Quinn got back next to nothing for him.

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One would have thought that Quinn could at least get a fourth-round pick in exchange, but that did not pan out.

In the end, it is official that the Brady Quinn era is over in Cleveland.