Remember the 2007 NFL draft in which the Miami Dolphins had the 9th overall selection and had the chance to select a young quarterback from Notre Dame? At the time, the Miami Dolphins passed on the youngster Brady Quinn, the Notre Dame star and selected Ted Ginn Jr. from Ohio State instead.
7 years later the Miami Dolphins had already parted ways with Tedd Ginn Jr. and have recently sign Brady Quinn, as reports circulated earlier today about the Dolphins looking to sign a quarterback to add depth behind Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins reportedly worked out three quarterbacks this morning, including Quinn, Rex Grossman, and John Skelton.
According to FoxSports1’s Mike Garafolo, the Miami Dolphins will also release quarterback Pat Devlin.
With the addition of Brady Quinn and the release of Pat Devlin, the current Miami Dolphins roster now has 4 quarterbacks including Ryan Tannehill, Seth Lobato, then Matt Moore who has been battling injuries.
Quinn who spent his 6 career NFL seasons with a variety of teams looked to conclude his career after back discectomy surgery last year. Quinn then had initially been looking into a broadcasting deal with Fox Sports before the signing today.
In Quinn’s 6 year career to date, he has started 20 of 24 games, resulting in a less than stellar overall record of 4-16, including 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
Although Quinn had battled his share of injuries and difficulties in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins believe Brady Quinn will be able to suit up immediately, and ultimately fight for a spot on the 53 man roster.
On the other half of this news lies Pat Devlin. Yes, Pat Devlin the same quarterback Joe Philbin expressed excitement for in the 2012 series of HBO Hard Knocks.
Devlin had spent his last four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, and had essentially been a bottom of the depth chart player, behind both Tannehill and Moore.
With the addition of Quinn, and the release of Devlin, the Miami Dolphins head into the next 3 preseason games looking to secure the top 3 quarterbacks, and will likely look to release one more. Although the addition of Brady Quinn may be somewhat intriguing, don’t expect Quinn to take the 2nd spot on the depth chart, as Matt Moore has returned to practice following his injury.