Former Browns bust Brady Quinn gives up playing for broadcast booth

Former Browns bust Brady Quinn gives up playing for broadcast booth

Ahhh, remember when Brady Quinn fell so far in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft, and the Cleveland Browns supposedly got a steal with the 22nd pick? Well, the first 21 teams were proven right (and Johnny Manziel just went 22nd to the Browns after a first-round slide, if you believe in bad omens).

Quinn never became a functional NFL quarterback, but still ended up getting jobs through last season. He couldn't find another NFL team to pay him for this season, so Fox hired the former Notre Dame star as a studio analyst.

Apparently this is Fox's reaction to ESPN's SEC Network hiring Tim Tebow. And ESPN got the better quarterback in that deal. Quinn had a shocking 64.4 rating (Blaine Gabbert is 66.4, for comparison) and was 4-16 as a starter. Usually a quarterback's record means almost nothing, but Quinn didn't do much to help his teams. 

[Photos: Brady Quinn’s gymnast wife Alicia Sacramone]

Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, the Jets and St. Louis all employed Quinn over the past seven regular seasons, and he was also with Seattle last preseason. The Rams and Jets had him on their rosters for a bit last regular season. But when he couldn't find another team this offseason, Quinn decided to embark on a new career.

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