The Cleveland Browns were likely to part ways with QB Brady Quinn even before they signed former Panthers signal caller Jake Delhomme. With Delhomme in the fold it seems to be just a matter of time before Quinn is dealt or released. PFT points to his low price tag that could make him an attractive target.
Per NFLPA records, he’s signed for two more years, at salaries of $700,000 and $700,000. And while he can trigger a $5.9 million escalator for 2011, he needs to take at least 70 percent of the snaps in 2010 to make it happen.
Given his failure to hit any of the past play-time triggers, it’s not a bad deal at all. If Quinn plays enough this year to activate the escalator, it will mean that he’s finally playing better than he has in any of his first three seasons.
Thus, if teams are shying away from Quinn, it’s likely for reasons other than his contract.
All that said, we still think that a reunion with Charlie Weis in Kansas City remains one of the few possible destinations for Quinn.
Matt Cassel is the unquestioned starting quarterback for the Chiefs in 2010. Beyond that nothing is assured and having a former first round pick like Quinn on the roster that is familiar with OC Charlie Weis and on an affordable contract can’t hurt matters.
Todd Haley has done nothing but praise Brodie Croyle, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a quarterback trio of Cassel, Croyle and Quinn next season. As much as I’m sure they would like to get a look at Matt Gutierrez and maybe Tyler Palko, I’m even more certain that both Haley and Weis would love to have three quarterbacks on the roster that know exactly what to expect from the current coaching staff.