Brady Quinn to the Seattle Seahawks, it’s not really a headline that’s going to make people say wow. It’s just one of those moves, this time of year. The Seahawks needed a backup quarterback after trading Matt Flynn last week, and they simply went with one of the best options left on the market.
There’s not much debate that Quinn has had a disappointing career thus far. Things got off to a rough start, as he awkwardly sat there on draft day slipping down the board. Eventually he landed in Cleveland, and of course most recently, he’d been ‘duking’ it out with Matt Cassel in KC.
In total, he’s started 20 games in five seasons, compiling a 4-16 record, ouch.
So it’s probably safe to assume, that Seahawks’ fans will probably dread the day he starts for their team. This will most likely be due to a Russell Wilson injury, which would be about the worst possible thing for the franchise.
Quinn is merely the proverbial ‘insurance policy,’ and he’s not a very good one at that. To use an analogy – he’s not a state minimum liability policy, but he’s not a full coverage policy, either. Seattle just did okay with this signing. Considering their options (not a heck of a lot), they did alright by inking Quinn. He’s not incompetent out there, he’s just not that good.
Best case scenario for Seahawks’ fans – Quinn only gets on the field for mop up time in 2013. Other than that, fans shouldn’t want to see him doing anything besides holding a clipboard.
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