Brady Quinn's Competitve Nature Will Make Life Difficult For Kyle Orton

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMarch 16, 2010

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 29:  Brady Quinn #10 of  the Cleveland Browns calls a play during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels got the quarterback he has desired for the past year in Brady Quinn, who was acquired for next to nothing when you look at the fact the Cleveland Browns invested two-first round picks into him back in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Now Quinn leaves what many said was a very bad situation in Cleveland, and he enters a fresh start with the Broncos.

The issue that is now in effect, is what will happen to last year's starter Kyle Orton, who McDaniels said will still be the starter in 2010?

It is quite obvious that even though McDaniels says Orton is the starter, that Quinn will be more motivated than ever to prove his former team and the rest of the NFL wrong, and that he is a NFL-caliber starter.

All statistics aside for Quinn, he is a student of the game of football and he will be a quick study of the Broncos' offense.

Orton better hit the film room, the playbook, and the weight room now because Quinn has probably already done this and he may push Orton to be the starter as soon as the 2010 training camp and preseason.

One of the worst things about competition is going up against a guy who is confident and very passionate about succeeding as Quinn is.

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It is very similar to what Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is going through currently and he has the same passion, drive, and heart for the game of football that Quinn has and Tebow may prove 31 other teams wrong in a year or two down the road.

But getting back to Quinn versus Orton, Quinn will also be driven to put his past experiences in Cleveland behind him with this fresh and new start in Denver.

Bronco fans may have mixed feelings about the arrival of Quinn, but do not think that his time in Cleveland is anything like the player you have just gotten and will see play later this summer.

Quinn will take this opportunity to shine even though he has now gotten himself into a similar situation that he's been in with Cleveland when he was constantly competing with Derek Anderson.

Now Orton is his competition and he better keep an eye on Quinn because this is a quarterback competition, whether McDaniels says it or not, because the warning signs are out.

(To read a good write up about Quinn entering his next QB derby in Denver, click here .)

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