Quinn says he's only looking to downsize
October, 14, 2009
By James Walker | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
BEREA, Ohio -- Amid trade speculation and Brady Quinn even putting his house up for sale this week, Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini said he’s not looking to move his former starting quarterback.
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|Brady Quinn lost the starting quarterback job after playing just 10 quarters this season.|
Quinn’s recent benching in favor of Derek Anderson started the rumor flames, and it didn’t help matters when Quinn put his $775,000 Avon Lake home on the market Tuesday, which was a week before the Oct. 20 trade deadline.
On Wednesday Mangini doused the fires.
"We are not looking to move Brady Quinn," Mangini said. "Brady is a Cleveland Brown."
Although Quinn admits he wants to play, he said he hasn’t asked to be traded. Quinn said putting the house up for sale also has nothing to do with his status with the team.
"No, that [just] indicates a house is for sale," Quinn said. "I appreciate the free advertising, by the way."
Quinn explained that he’s looking to downsize. Being single in a 4,000-plus square foot home and driving about 30 minutes to the training facility were the primary reasons, Quinn added.
On the field Quinn struggled in three starts this season. He threw for 400 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions as the Browns got off to an 0-3 start. After winning the job in the preseason, Quinn was benched after just 10 quarters.
"My opinion with the whole situation doesn't really matter," Quinn said. "I'm here to play."
Mangini says Quinn is still on board with the program, and he wants the third-year quarterback to stay prepared.
"Things change all the time," Mangini said. "You have to be ready when it changes and you get opportunities ... You don’t know when that opportunity is going to come."