Brayden Tyler Quinn popularly known as Brady Quinn is a former quarterback who played for a number of NFL teams. He first played college football at Notre Dame before being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, after playing seven professional seasons, he quit playing and joined FOX Sports as a college football and NFL game analyst.
Other teams, he played for include Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks. Quinn signed with the Miami Dolphins in August 2014, but never had the chance to play in the team as he was released after he signed and choose to go with his new job at FOX Sport.
Here is all you need to know about the former QB, now turned NFL game analyst.
Brady was born in Columbus, Ohio on the 27th day of October 1984 to Tyrone J. Quinn and Robin D. He is the second of three children born to his parents. He began playing American football right from his days in high school (Dublin Coffman High School, Dublin, Ohio).
As a junior in High School, he led Coffman to the Division I state semi-finals after he threw 2,200 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions, posting a 9–4 record. As a senior, he threw for 2,149 yards, threw 25 touchdowns with four interceptions, and completed 143 of 258 pass attempts, and rushed for 108 yards and 6 touchdowns.
He was later ranked sixth on Detriot largest daily newspaper – Detroit Free Press’ Best of the Midwest and 20th ESPN’s list of the nation’s top 100 prospects.
In 2002, Brady Quinn moved to Notre Dame, after he was offered a scholarship there. In Notre Dame, Quinn set new records for the Fighting Irish during his four seasons with the team. These records included a record for career pass attempts with 1,602; completions with 929; yards-per-game with 239.6; touchdown passes with 95, and the Irish’s lowest interception percentage with 2.43.
He won 29 games as a starter – that is a tie with Ron Powlus and Tom Clements for the most in school history. In 2005, he was named AP All-America Team as a third-team quarterback and the following year, SI.com All-American Team named him the second-team quarterback. In the same year, he received the Sammy Baugh Trophy as the nation’s top passer of the 2005 season.
Brady Quinn won several other awards in 2006, including the Maxwell Award for best college football player, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for best college quarterback in the country, he was also named Cingular All-America Player of the Year and the 2006 second-team quarterback for the AP All-America Team. Quinn finally graduated from the institution with dual degrees in political science and finance.
In 2007, he was chosen by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Brady was with the Browns until he was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for Peyton Hillis. Brady Quinn began his career with the Broncos competing against Kyle Orton for the starting job, however, when the regular season began, he was second on the depth chart, behind Orton.
He didn’t play any game in 2010. The following year, he was again placed second on the depth chart, behind Orton, this time for just a single game against the Buffalo Bills in the preseason. In March 2012, Quinn signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs and remained with them until early 2013. By April 2013, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a backup QB to Russell Wilson.
He was released on August 31, 2013, during final roster cuts, by September, Brady signed a new deal, this time with New York Jets, unfortunately, this deal only lasted till the next month when he was signed on by St. Louis Rams to serve as a backup to Kellen Clemens after Sam Bradford had a torn ACL.
As the 2014 season began, Brady Quinn didn’t plan to play as he had decided to pursue a career in broadcasting and signed as a rotating colour commentator for the NFL on Fox – the contract allowed him to play in the NFL thus, Quinn in August signed with the Miami Dolphins, a few days after signing his TV contract, the Dolphins had to release him 15-days later.
The former NFL QB has two sisters – an older sister, Laura Quinn, and a younger sister, Kelly Katherine Quinn. While her older sister Laura is the wife of former Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers linebacker A. J. Hawk, his younger sister Kelly is the wife to NHL defenseman Jack Johnson.
Laura was also a one-time production assistant for FOX Sports’ highlights department in LA From 2004-06.
Who Is Brady Quinn Wife, Alicia Sacramone? Family
Quinn is married to retired U.S gymnast Alicia Sacramone. The couple began dating in 2009, announced their engagement in August 2013 and tied the knots in March 2014.
They welcomed their first child, Sloan Scott Quinn, on August 5, 2016.
With 10 medals, Alicia is the second-most decorated American gymnast in the history of World Championship. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Alicia co-chairs the 3rd and Goal – Veterans Home Aid – a foundation founded by Quinn in 2011, with the aim to make homes accessible for wounded veterans.