Browns Trade Brady Quinn To Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will get to see his former student a lot next season, but not on his own team.  The Cleveland Browns have traded Brady Quinn to another team in the AFC West.

The Denver Broncos have acquired quarterback Brady Quinn from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for fullback Peyton Hillis, a sixth-round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.

The Browns agreed to terms on a two-year deal with quarterback Jake Delhomme on Saturday.   Delhomme was released by the Carolina Panthers last week.

Quinn opened last season as Cleveland’s starter, was benched after 10 quarters, then got his job back.  He went 2-7 in nine starts.

Quinn missed Cleveland’s final two games after hurting his left foot in a Dec. 20 win over Kansas City.  He finished 136 of 256 (53 percent) for 1,339 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.

That’s a development I wasn’t expected.  Not that the Broncos don’t clearly need an upgrade at quarterback, I just figured they would have gone with Kyle Orton for one more year and drafted someone in April that would eventually take over.

There had been some rumblings that Kansas City could be a destination for Quinn due to his relationship with Weis.  But clearly Scott Pioli didn’t feel a backup quarterback was worth two late round selections and I don’t blame him.  There are plenty of holes that need to be filled in Kansas City, but right now quarterback isn’t one of them.

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