The Miami Dolphins have added a quarterback that should have been in here way back in 2007 when the Dolphins under Cam Cameron opted to draft Ted Ginn, Jr. instead. Brady Quinn is now a Miami Dolphin. The problem is that Brady Quinn never became the NFL player that he was hyped to become.
Quinn’s career has been that of a journeyman back-up who could never hold down a starting job. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns late in round one after a long day draft fall, Quinn exited Cleveland with a lot less fanfare after three seasons. He has played for St. Louis and the New York Jets for brief periods as well as the Denver Broncos. Last year he spent time with the Seattle Seahawks during training camp.
In 2007 Quinn was the popular choice for Miami Dolphins fans and media and was expected to go 9th overall. Instead the Dolphins passed and he dropped to 22nd.
The move for the Dolphins to add Quinn came on the heals of injuries to Matt Moore and Pat Devlin both of whom missed the opening pre-season game against Atlanta. The 2nd squad job fell to un-drafted rookie Seth Lobato. Quinn will compete with Lobato for the third quarterbacks position should the Dolphins opt to keep more than two.
To make room for Quinn, the Dolphins decided to end the Pat Devlin experiment, at least for the time being as the Dolphins could bring him back once he is healthy. Devlin did not look good in the teams intra-squad scrimmage two weeks ago.
During the first season with Joe Philbin, the Dolphins coach raved about Devlin, then an un-drafted rookie and it was thought that he would take over for Matt Moore but that has not been the case.
It should be noted that some rumors circulated that Quinn was ready to call his NFL career quits early this off-season. Apparently he has changed his mind.