Thursday, March 15, 2012
Report: Brady Quinn will visit Jets
By James Walker
The New York Jets continue their search for a backup quarterback behind Mark Sanchez. According to the Denver Post, the Jets will host former Broncos and Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn on Friday.
Quinn, a former first-round pick, was Tim Tebow's backup in Denver last season. He expressed disappointment that he didn't get a chance to play with the Broncos over Tebow recently in a controversial interview with GQ magazine. Quinn later apologized for his comments.
The Jets are looking for a viable No. 2 quarterback, but that became increasingly difficult after New York agreed to a $58.25 million extension with Sanchez. The contract ensures Sanchez is the starter for at least the next two seasons. Borderline starters such as Chad Henne (Jacksonville), Kyle Orton (Dallas) and Jason Campbell (Chicago) all signed with other teams.
Quinn has starting experience. He started 12 games with Cleveland, and has thrown 10 career touchdowns and nine interceptions.
The Jets also met with former Detroit Lions backup quarterback Drew Stanton on Thursday. Stanton has four career starts in four seasons.