It would appear that the former Notre Dame star showed more than enough in that workout, because less than a day later the Dolphins have signed him to deal. Per Jeff Darlington:
QB Brady Quinn has signed with the Miami Dolphins, sources tell me.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 11, 2014
It’s been something of an odd story with Quinn for the last year or so. After a stint with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, it appeared that Quinn’s playing days were over. The guy had even gone so far as to accept gigs as a TV analyst, signalling that he was content with the next phase of his life.
These decisions are always subject to change, however, and Quinn wasted little time before he reversed course and was on the look for QB jobs once again. He had previously worked out with the Patriots and now lands with their divisional foe in Miami.
The last time Quinn saw meaningful NFL playing time he was nothing short of disastrous. He played in 10 games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, starting eight of them. He completed just 56.9% of his passes while throwing only two touchdowns against eight interceptions. Prior to that he spent time with the Cleveland Browns, who drafted him, and one season with the Denver Broncos.
In a lot of ways Quinn’s career never had the best chance to get off the ground because of where he started. Now he will find himself following the unfortunate journey of so many highly touted college QB’s as he kicks around the league as a backup and hopes that something sticks. His next stop on that journey will be behind Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, and possibly others in Miami.