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Horse Tracks - 3/15/10 - Brady Quinn becomes a Denver Bronco


Good Morning Broncos Country!  Never a dull moment for us is there?  The Broncos acquired Quinn to improve the situation at Quarterback.  The overall situation.  I believe that Kyle Orton is the starting quarterback of this team.  I believe Josh McDaniels - who meets with the media later today, btw - will say as much this afternoon.  The Broncos have now solidified the position behind Orton.  Orton has not been able to stay healthy as a starter in Chicago or Denver.  Chris Simms was not the answer - we saw that in the 2nd half against Washington and the first quarter against San Diego.  Orton is tough as nails and will play through injury but you need a QB that canwin a game or two behind the starter.  Quinn does that, and he does it cheap.  Unless Quinn takes 70% of the snaps in 2010, he'll earn $700K.  The same goes for 2012.  Despite my fondness of Peyton Hillis this was a solid move.  Hillis will get a new start in Cleveland, playing in an offense that suits him.  I'm happy for him, and I'm happy that I'll be able to see it up close.  Gives me a reason to head out to Browns Training Camp(about 20 minutes away from me) this summer.  Enjoy the Tracks!

Broncos Acquire Quinn -
The Broncos on Sunday acquired quarterback Brady Quinn from the Cleveland Browns.

VIDEO - NFL Network - Broncos Acquire Quinn
NFL Network looks at the trade sending Brady Quinn to the Broncos for RB Peyton Hillis and draft picks.

Broncos acquire Brady Quinn from Cleveland for Hillis, draft picks - The Denver Post
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has said he likes what quarterback Kyle Orton did in the team's offense last season. He has said Orton "does a lot of the things we expect well."

Krieger: Broncos put heat on Orton by deal for Quinn - The Denver Post
The Broncos acquired a celebrated name at a celebrated position Sunday, making it pretty clear they're not satisfied with what they have.

Broncos' Orton believes he's still the starting quarterback - The Denver Post
At his offseason-opening news conference today, McDaniels is expected to reinforce Orton as the Broncos' starting quarterback in 2010.

Broncos' restricted free agents to miss workouts - The Denver Post
Orton's absence, though, is different from the others. He is the Broncos' player representative and is attending the NFL union meetings in Hawaii. He is planning to join the team's offseason program Friday.

The end of the Hillis era | All Things Broncos
Has a player with only 397 career rushing yards ever developed a cult following like Peyton Hillis?

Broncos get Quinn on the cheap | All Things Broncos
Providing Kyle Orton takes at least 31 percent of the snaps as the Broncos’ quarterback in 2010, Denver would only have to pay newly acquired quarterback Brady Quinn a $700,000 salary this year and $700,000 in 2012.

Orton not fretting Quinn trade | All Things Broncos
Talked to Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton earlier this evening. He's out in Hawaii attending the NFL union meetings. Orton's reaction to the Brady Quinn trade...

Broncos Acquire Quinn For Hillis -
Brady Quinn will get a chance to start over in Denver. Whether he'll get to start is up in the air.

Broncos trade for quarterback Brady Quinn from Cleveland - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
If nothing else, the Broncos made this year’s preseason and training camp a bit more interesting on Sunday, trading for quarterback Brady Quinn.

Is Brady Quinn the right fit in Denver? | National Football Post
However, when we look at Denver, the passing system it runs under McDaniels does, in fact, cater to Quinn. I do think he can throw the short-to-intermediate passing tree. The Broncos have a high percentage of throws that come out of the 3-step game (slant, hitch, smash, China). And when we talk about the intermediate game, Denver runs the 15-yard dig, the deep curl, the out and the skinny post -- all throws that an NFL starting QB has to make. And all throws that Quinn should make when he gets into camp this August.

Quinn is a low-risk endeavor for Denver - AFC West Blog - ESPN
My reaction to the Denver Broncos’ decision to trade for Brady Quinn? Why not?

Broncos Acquire QB Quinn From Browns - ESPN
VIDEO - John Clayton breaks down the deal sending Brady Quinn to Denver for FB Peyton Hillis and two draft picks

Donovan McNabb, Brady Quinn, Jake Delhomme, more NFL notes - Peter King -
In Denver, Quinn enters camp as the clear backup to restricted free-agent Kyle Orton (Josh McDaniels called Orton to tell him he was the starter on Sunday). But being under the tutelage of McDaniels should help Quinn, who needs to become less frenetic in his drops and picking out the open receiver.

Browns receive third-round pick for Wimbley | National Football Post
After acquiring a sixth-round selection in 2011 and a conditional draft pick in 2012 from the Denver Broncos in exchange for quarterback Brady Quinn, the Browns were at it again Sunday afternoon when they traded outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley to the Oakland Raiders.

Foote expected to sign with Steelers on Monday | National Football Post
Adding more confirmation to what appears to be Larry Foote's pending return to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Detroit News is reporting that the Detroit Lions free agent linebacker is expected to sign with the AFC North franchise on Monday.

Ross feeling good about a healthy comeback | National Football Post
Aaron Ross has gone halfway around the world to make certain his pesky left hamstring, the one that derailed his 2009 season, is all healed up.

Tomlinson contract slightly higher than Thomas Jones deal | National Football Post
Newly-minted New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson's two-year contract is worth a bit more than the two-year, $5 million contract Thomas Jones got from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Peppers could be a weapon for Bears on special teams | National Football Post
If there is something that has not been accounted for yet in the $91.5 million, six-year contract Julius Peppers received from the Chicago Bears, and pretty much every angle has been explored, it might be the value he brings to special teams.

Haynesworth on board with Redskins' plan right now | National Football Post
Maybe the Washington Redskins have limited themselves to window shopping in free agency, at least when it comes to the big-ticket items, because of the massive $21 million option bonus the team owes Albert Haynesworth this spring.

49ers ship Shaun Hill to Motown | National Football Post
More impressive than luring David Carr to be their backup quarterback may be the fact that the San Francisco 49ers found a taker for Shaun Hill.

Agent: Tauscher has agreed to multiyear deal with Packers
The agent for longtime Green Bay Packers right tackle Mark Tauscher says the veteran has agreed to terms on a multiyear contract that will bring him back to the team.