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Brady Quinn to Broncos
Posted Mar. 14 at 07:28 AM
Josh McDaniels, who parlayed a successful stint as offensive coordinator in New England into a head coaching job in Denver, has himself another quarterback named Brady. The Broncos have traded for former Brown Brady Quinn.
That's according to FoxSports.com's Jay Glazer, who says Quinn has been traded to Denver for Peyton Hillis and a pair of conditional draft picks. In the span of a week, then, the Browns have shipped out their top two quarterbacks from the last two seasons.
Quinn probably won't open the season as Denver's starter; that will likely be Kyle Orton. But when Orton falters, or if, whichever, Quinn is the most likely player McDaniels will turn to.
The deal is also interesting in that Hillis could carve out a sizable role for himself in Cleveland. The Browns wanted to pair Jerome Harrison with another back, and that might be Hillis. He was primarily a fullback last season, carrying only 13 times all season, but rushed for 343 yards and 5 TDs (on 5.0 yards per carry) in 2008. He also caught 14 passes and is worth a look in deeper dynasty formats.
As, it appears, is Quinn. At Notre Dame, he played in Charlie Weis' offense, which was very similar to the one McDaniels runs in Denver. Don't be surprised if he's starting in Denver by midseason.
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