QB Brady Quinn - Free Agent

6-4, 225Born: 10-27-1984College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 1, pick 22 (2007)

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2012 Week 5 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

The biggest difference when Brady Quinn came in the game was that his passes were arriving on time to his receivers and hitting them in stride. Quinn completed all three of his passes, but had a touchdown called back because of an offensive pass interference call. Although it was only one drive, Quinn easily looked like the more accurate passer and showed much better arm strength.

2012 Week 6 vs TB (22 / 38 / 180 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)

Quinn got the start in place of Matt Cassel and put together a Casselesque performance. His problems were different, but the results were the same. After two completions for -1 yards on the Chiefs first drive, Quinn missed an open Dwayne Bowe on a slant, throwing the ball well behind him. This was his problem all afternoon, on both slant and post routes he was well behind his receivers a majority of the time. The second drive was slightly better, connecting on a short cross to Dexter McCluster and doing an excellent job of avoiding the rush before dumping a screen off to Jamaal Charles. He even completed a 10 yard slant to Jon Baldwin to move the Chiefs into the red zone. On second and nine from Tampa Bay's 16, Quinn tried to force a pass into Steve Maneri and it resulted into his first interception. The ball was actually well thrown, but Maneri is not the kind of target you can squeeze a throw in to, and Quinn learned that then the ball bounced off his tight end and into the hands of the defensive back. Quinn continued to throw the ball behind his receivers in the second quarter, picking up completions on short dumps to his running backs or when his receivers made a circus catch. Quinn's second pick came on the Chiefs first drive of the third quarter and it was absolutely no fault of his. McCluster bobbled one of Quinn's most accurate slant throws, the ball caromed off his leg and Ronde Barber miraculously picked it out of the air just before it hit the ground. Quinn was unable to lead another drive of significance. Quinn had a lot more zip on his passes than Cassel does, and he focused on the tight ends much more. His connection with Dwayne Bowe was not nearly as strong as Cassel's, and his results were almost identical.

2012 Week 8 vs OAK (2 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 18 / 0 rush)

Quinn, who began the season backing up 2012 starter Matt Cassel, started his second game in a row for the Chiefs. The longtime backup quarterback completed two out of four pass attempts before leaving the game with a concussion in the first quarter. Quinn showed a willingness to run against the Raiders with two rushes for eighteen yards, but he also exhibited impatience in letting receivers complete their routes. The Notre Dame product also tossed a pick in his limited action, overthrowing a pass for tight end Tony Moeaki into the waiting hands of Raiders safety Matt Giordano.

2012 Week 11 vs CIN (9 / 14 / 95 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 7 / 0 rush)

Quinn came in to start the second half and was more accurate but no better at handling the rush. He was forced to play without Dwayne Bowe, which made his job even harder. Quinn seemed to have the best timing early with Terrence Copper as he hit him with both a short hitch and an out route in the third quarter. He hit Moeaki with beautifully thrown pass on a seam route for a 20 yard gain in the 4th quarter but not much else. He had a lot of trouble with the snap from the Chiefs third string center and seemed to have a hard time pulling the trigger if there was a defender in the area.

2012 Week 12 vs DEN (13 / 25 / 126 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Quinn was better than we've seen out of the Chiefs' quarterbacks a majority of the year, but not by much. He looked very comfortable in the first quarter as the team established the running game and the offensive line did a good job keeping pass rushers off of him. He hit Dexter McCluster on a well-timed slant, something he'd really struggled with, for his first completion of the game. On his next throw he nearly had a long touchdown pass but it was batted down at the last moment by the defensive back. Quinn did a good job on that play to roll away from pressure and made a strong throw 37 yards into the end zone. Quinn did a nice job going through his progressions later in the quarter to find Tony Moeaki wide open for a 19 yard gain, but threw a little high to Terrance Copper in the red zone and the Chiefs had to settle for their second field goal of the first quarter. The Broncos ratcheted up the pressure on the Chiefs next drive and Quinn did not respond well, dropping his eyes way too early and taking a sack. Quinn bounced back on the Chiefs final drive of the first half completing a couple five of his six attempts including a couple of slants that were just perfectly timed. Quinn completed his first four passes of the second half, though none were great throws, before struggling down the stretch. He finally aired it out in the fourth quarter and never really came close to completing a downfield pass. A couple of drops didn't help, but for the most part Quinn just had trouble putting the ball in a catchable area. His one interception came on a hail mary at the end of the game.

2012 Week 13 vs CAR (19 / 23 / 201 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 12 / 0 rush)

Brady Quinn had a controlled performance as a game managing quarterback to keep his offense churning in this tightly-fought game. Quinn's offensive line gave him plenty of time to throw when the Chiefs opted to pass downfield. When they did, often it came off play action. Credit has to go to Quinn for his ball-handling and ball faking skill, as he frequently sold the run very well. An early pump and go in particular was a highlight. The most impressive part of Quinn's display was his ball security. Although he had a few errant passes, he never put the football in a position where it could have been picked off. Quinn's first touchdown pass was on a fourth and goal shot from the one-yard line. Executing a great fake - and considering the Chiefs' success running the football - Quinn was able to fool the safety to take a false step. He took advantage of his hesitation by throwing an easy pass to a wide open Tony Moeaki at the back line of the end zone. Quinn tossed a second touchdown pass to WR Jonathan Baldwin in the red zone. Baldwin, split out wide left on his own, ran a quick slant across the face of the CB and Quinn found him with a perfect pass in stride. Overall, it was a poised, efficient performance by the former Golden Domer.

2012 Week 14 vs CLE (10 / 21 / 159 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Quinn started the day off red hot and looked like he was going to carry the momentum from week 13 over, but things went downhill quickly. His first two completions were to Dwayne Bowe and they were both excellent plays. The first was a ten yard in route that took a long time to develop. Quinn hung in the pocket until the very last minute and then hit a wide open Bowe in stride. Quinn's next throw was even better, a perfectly thrown bomb down the right sideline to Bowe for a 47 yard gain. It would have been a touchdown, but Bowe stumbled at the five. Quinn again lost a touchdown when Steve Maneri bobbled what would have been a difficult catch in the back of the end zone two plays later. The Chiefs were forced to settle for a field goal (that Ryan Succop missed) and Dwayne Bowe was hurt on the team's next offensive play, essentially killing all the momentum the team had built up. It would be a full quarter before Quinn completed another pass to a receiver, a 17 yard hitch to Terrance Copper, but that wasn't near enough to get a drive started. Quinn was badly bothered by the pass rush and once again showed his propensity to drop his eyes too early. Quinn was picked off to start the second half when the defensive back jumped a slant route that he never should have thrown. It was one of only two passes Quinn threw in the third quarter. Quinn started to have some success against the Browns prevent defense in the fourth quarter, but once they stiffened near the goal line he never came close to a completion. The entire flow of the Chiefs offense changes when Dwayne Bowe was injured and Quinn had trouble finding anyone open.

2012 Week 15 vs OAK (18 / 32 / 136 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

An offensive performance to be forgotten would be the best way to describe Kansas City's efforts in Oakland. It all started with Brady Quinn, who refused to test the Oakland defense down the field and continued to take the check downs to his backs and receivers. Quinn was under duress for most of the game as a stifling Raiders' front four continued to disrupt his timing and rhythm. Quinn threw an interception in the first half on a pass that looked to be a miscommunication between he and his target; the pass, thrown over the middle, had no Chief near it. Quinn was let down by his inexperienced receiving corps, who struggled to get separation all game long.

2012 Week 16 vs IND (10 / 22 / 162 / 0 / 2 pass, 5 / 11 / 0 rush)

Quinn did his team a disservice today. On the opening drive, on third and 11, with no pressure in the pocket, Quinn completely missed Dexter McCluster throwing into the flat. The ball went straight to Deon Butler as McCluster wasn't even looking. The only saving grace for Quinn would be if McCluster ran the wrong route, but he hasn't earned that benefit of the doubt throughout his career. The Chiefs put the ball straight back in Quinn's hands, he underthrew a checkdown to the flat late in the next play, before hitting Jonathan Baldwin off of play action as he came wide open on a slant route. Baldwin carried the ball down the field for a big gain. After that early turnover, Quinn mostly took shots down the field, but repeatedly overthrew Baldwin. Quinn finally connected with a deep ball, to Jamar Newsome, just before the end of the half, but Jamaal Charles fumbled straight after to end the drive. Quinn spent more time missing his receivers than connecting with them however, and after Jamaal Charles had two massive runs, he underthrew a fade route in the redzone for an interception to Vontae Davis. Quinn underthrew another deep pass against Davis with his next attempt. Davis intercepted it, but the play was negated for a pass interference call. The Chiefs became one dimensional at the beginning of the fourth quarter, as they took the ball out of Quinn's hands. With the game on the line, they still didn't trust Quinn to move them down the field, instead calling short passes and running plays that led to a quick three and out.

2012 Week 17 vs DEN (7 / 16 / 49 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)

Quinn acting as the Chiefs' QB1 for the sixth straight week is proof positive the franchise is set on the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. The Notre Dame product completed an abysmal seven of his sixteen pass attempts - yes, the Chiefs dialed up a total of sixteen pass plays in a game where they lost by over thirty points - as Kansas City opted for a ground-and-pound approach that resulted in the team's fourteenth loss this season. Quinn did little, if anything, to convince the Chiefs to retain him in any capacity, based on his performance in Denver. He failed to react to the Broncos' pass rush, getting swallowed up on four sacks. He seemed to routinely make the wrong read - when he targeted Dexter McCluster on third-and-nine on a short crossing route in the first quarter, though McCluster had no chance at a first down, or, early in the first quarter, when Quinn overthrew Jon Baldwin in the back of the end zone when Tony Moeaki ran a drag route, uncovered, in the front of the end zone. Quinn later missed Moeaki on a second quarter end zone go route pass. The veteran's best play of the day was a sixteen-yard seam route pass to Moeaki. Overall, Quinn's performance was, in the interest of being objective, uninspiring. The Chiefs chose to run to keep the Broncos offense off the field, minimizing Quinn's impact, and when Quinn had to throw, he could not connect with his receivers to move the chains for a first down. When he did complete passes, they were too short to keep Kansas City's offense on the field.

Though Quinn is a six-year veteran, the Chiefs were clearly playing "hide the quarterback" and wanted to get their New Year's Eve celebrations started early, thus opting to run the ball over sixty percent of the time, despite the deficit. Quinn might have a future in coaching or motivational speaking - he was inspirational following Kansas City's Week Thirteen victory over the Panthers - but it is evident that the Chiefs do not consider him a valuable on-field contributor.

2009 Week 1 vs MIN (21 / 35 / 205 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)

Brady Quinn was able to move the ball against the Minnesota defense, some areas of his play are cause for concern. Though the Vikings' Cover-2 scheme is designed to force opposing offenses to checkdown rather than throw downfield, Quinn seemed unwilling to consider the downfield zones on most snaps. A tendency to checkdown has been an issue for Quinn in the past and he'll need to show more aggressiveness to take full advantage of his offensive weapons. Quinn was inaccurate on the few downfield passes he did attempt, either due to miscommunication on fade/post choice routes with Braylon Edwards or sideline go routes with Josh Cribbs. On the bright side, he did show some elusiveness in the pocket and a strong arm when throwing on the run. It's only Week 1, but another couple of weeks of checkdowns and inaccuracies and Quinn may bring Derek Anderson back into the conversation.

2009 Week 2 vs DEN (18 / 31 / 161 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)

Quinn approaches the game with an ultra-conservative manner, and that was reflected by his play on the field. He refused to challenge the defense consistently down the field until the game was out of hand. Quinn spent most of his time trying to work in passes over the middle of the field, with limited success. In the first half, he had plenty of time to throw. So much in fact, he would work through all of his progressions, only to robotically check down time after time. The Browns are trying to set up their receivers to pick up yardage after the catch, but when a defense is tackling soundly those short passes remain short gains. In the second half as the Browns offense continued to flounder, the Broncos turned up the heat on defense. Quinn did force feed the ball to Braylon Edwards (sometimes deep), and even got in a 24-yard pass to his big receiver while Champ Bailey was covering him. It was a fade stop, and Edwards was able to outjump Bailey for the ball on the sidelines. If they had tried more plays like that, perhaps they would've been more competitive on Sunday. The Browns originally wanted to get Jamal Lewis involved, but had to scrap that plan as the game went on. Quinn finally started taking more shots downfield in the fourth quarter, but by then it was too late.

2009 Week 3 vs BAL (6 / 8 / 34 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)

Though a running game that continues to struggle didn't help, Quinn was unable to move the Browns offense again this week. The Browns seemed to game plan around short drops and short passes early to counter an aggressive Raven defense. Though he completed six of eight passes and was effective getting the ball to his hot receivers during the first half, head coach Eric Mangini benched Quinn at the start of the second half. Despite three interceptions by Derek Anderson in the second half, Quinn stayed on the sideline for the remainder of the game.

2009 Week 8 vs CHI (1 / 3 / 9 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Quinn came in late in the fourth quarter and completed one pass to Mohammed Massaquoi.

2009 Week 10 vs BAL (13 / 31 / 99 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)

The Browns seemed afraid to open up the offense for Quinn, and his play showed why. He was mainly limited to short throws, and he was way off when he did try to throw downfield. His accuracy was good on short throws to hot read and quick throws, but it got worse as the game went on, and at the end of the game, he couldn't even keep his deep desperation throws in bounds. Quinn did move well, and he even threw a good block on a Josh Cribbs wildcat carry, but he is clearly not an NFL starting quality QB.

2009 Week 11 vs DET (21 / 33 / 304 / 4 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)

Quinn started out strong, finding both Mohammed Massaquoi and Chansi Stuckey behind the defense on blown coverages for touchdowns. Quinn had a hand in each blown coverage, using play action on one and a strong pump fake on another. Both deep balls were well thrown. Quinn was accurate throughout the first half and showed good awareness on a back shoulder deep sideline pass to Massaquoi and a beautiful pass on a long wheel route to Chad Jennings that should have been a touchdown but was dropped. Quinn was much less consistent in the second half, missing receivers who had gained separation and throwing passes behind two receivers in the red zone that could have been scores.

2009 Week 12 vs CIN (15 / 34 / 100 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 10 / 1 rush)

Quinn couldn't move the Browns early and struggled to get into rhythm. His struggles were mostly of his own doing as his receivers didn't drop many catchable passes and he wasn't pressured often by the Cincinnati front. He missed passes high and low and often threw balls behind his open wide receivers. Quinn didn't look comfortable in the pocket or with his receviers' decision making on many plays and his footwork was questionable on others. Quinn was decisive on a quarterback draw, sprinting through defenders and diving into the end zone for a score. He also looked good going up for a throwback pass from Josh Cribbs, who had begun running a sweep from the Wildcat before stopping to throw.

2009 Week 13 vs SD (25 / 45 / 271 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)

With San Diego missing three key defensive starters, Quinn was getting loads of time in the early portion of the game to pick apart the defense. He took full advantage, going 6-6 in leading the Browns to a touchdown drive on their opening possession for the first time in 35 games. It got to the point where even when there was pressure in his face, he stood tall because it wasn't an every play type of thing. It showed he had the confidence to stand in there without caving at the first sign of pressure. He also led the team to the brink of a score on the second possession, but he held the ball a bit too long on a third down pass and was hit from behind by LB Shaun Phillips, causing a fumble. San Diego recovered, which really changed the entire complexion of the game. However, in the fourth quarter the Charger defense softened up quite a bit and Quinn was able to find some room once again. He threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes to RB Jerome Harrison, one coming on a screen and one on a shovel pass. He did a nice job of moving around in the pocket, avoiding pressure, and finding his guys. And perhaps most importantly, he led the team. They seemed to play a bit more inspired than we've seen lately, and nobody on the Browns gave up despite the large fourth quarter deficit.

2009 Week 14 vs PIT (6 / 19 / 90 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Brady Quinn was far from the reason why the Browns upset the Steelers on Thursday night as he completed just six of 20 attempts for only 90 yards. Nearly half of his yards came on a 37-yard catch and run by Mohamed Massaquoi, followed closely by two nice catches by his tight end Evan Moore. That was about it - sprinkle in two middle screens to RB Jerome Harrison and one slant to Josh Cribbs and you have all the completions. High winds in Cleveland were part of the problem, but so was Quinn and the play calling as the Browns were happy to let Cribbs run the Wildcat two or three times a quarter and rely on a modest rushing attack all game. Aside from a few long pass attempts that often hung in the wind or sailed out of bounds, Cleveland practically gave up on the passing game in Week 14.

2009 Week 15 vs KC (10 / 17 / 66 / 0 / 2 pass, 4 / 39 / 0 rush)

Obviously, the Browns won in spite of Quinn, not because of him. He had two interceptions on terrible decisions, which is uncharacteristic for the usually overly conservative Quinn. He did try some deep balls to Massaquoi, but overthrew him. About the only thing that worked was dump-offs to Jerome Harrison and short route by Chansi Stuckey. Quinn did break out for a long run to set up the game-winning TD, but otherwise the best thing he did was hand off to Jerome Harrison.

2008 Week 10 vs DEN (23 / 35 / 239 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

The Browns made a major change this week by going with Quinn this week as their starter and he made a very solid debut. He took what the defense gave him making most of this throws underneath the Broncos coverage on shorter routes or on checkdowns and not trying to force the ball deep. A departure from how the Browns ran their offense with QB Derek Anderson as the starter. Quinn's passes seemed more accurate, especially the shorter one's then those of Anderson's. He had no turnovers in the game and made good decisions even when under pressure and used his second and third options often in the game. Quinn's first touchdown came in the first quarter when he found TE Kellen Winslow over the middle for a five yard score. He would go back to Winslow in the third quarter on 16 yard strike for his second touchdown of the game.

2008 Week 11 vs BUF (14 / 36 / 185 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 18 / 0 rush)

Quinn didn't come out quite as sharp in this game as he failed to capitalize on three Buffalo interceptions in the first quarter, and only lead the team to six points off the turnovers. He faced a lot more pressure then he did last week, which was his first career start. The Bills usually don't blitz a lot but, did a lot more then usual in this game and played man-to-man mostly throughout the game. Quinn did heat up in the second quarter as he lead the Browns on a 95 yard touchdown drive and hooked up with WR Braylon Edwards three times for 48 yards on that drive. He finished the half six for 15 for 78 yards but had no turnovers, and did a good job of protecting the ball. Quinn didn't much in the second half but, did make some plays late in the game to get the Browns into field goal range. He didn't make any costly mistakes despite pretty good pressure by the Bills. He also added 18 yards rushing off of four carries.

2008 Week 12 vs HOU (8 / 18 / 94 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Quinn had a rough game, and was ultimately benched. He completed only eight of 18 passes but his receivers really did not help him out early in the game, and it seemed to get into his head. He threw two interceptions on back to back passing attempts, but the second really was not his fault as Braylon Edwards did not break well out of his slant route.

2007 Week 17 vs SF (3 / 8 / 45 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Quinn played one series for the Browns, going three for eight for 45 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He would have had a touchdown pass had Kellen Winslow been able to hold onto an absolute bullet that Quinn threw over the center of the field. Overall, Quinn looked very good in his pass attempts, working through some progressions and hitting his receivers in stride.