Brady Quinn slams Tim Tebow experience

February, 21, 2012
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The last time I saw Brady Quinn, he was helping a battered Tim Tebow put on his dress shirt after a 45-10 playoff pounding at New England.

I don’t think I’ll see that scene again. The Denver Broncos are planning on bringing in two new quarterbacks this year. It’s clear one of them will be to replace Quinn.

After reading Quinn’s comments in the March issue of GQ, it is clear the free-agent backup quarterback isn’t thrilled being Tebow’s backup and it is likely the Broncos wouldn’t want to pair the two again.

Quinn made several comments that expressed his unhappiness with Tebow-mania in Denver.

On Tebow being selected to replace Kyle Orton in Week 5 instead of him, Quinn said: "I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just 'cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn't have any billboards. That would have been nice."

On Tebow’s late-game heroics: "The entire game, the defensive line is chasing the quarterback around, and that wears down the pass rush. Meanwhile, the defensive backs are chasing receivers, but you only throw eight passes, so they start to feel lazy. It only takes that one play, that one big pass, for a touchdown."

My take on Quinn’s comments: Kind of sad, really.

Quinn had his chance. If he was outstanding in practices and in the preseason, Denver would have turned to him. It just sounds like a guy trying to justify why he didn’t play.

It is obvious that it's best for everyone involved that he tries to find a job elsewhere in the league. The reality is, though, Quinn will likely be a backup wherever he signs.

UDPATE: In a series of tweets Tuesday, Quinn tried to clarify his comments and he said he reached out to Tebow and he wrote he supports Tebow. Good for Quinn that he took this measure. Whether or not the Broncos think it is prudent to bring back Quinn remains to be seen,

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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