Brady Quinn looked ever-so-promising at Notre Dame. He made many believe that he’d be a solid quarterback in the NFL, but after a rough start to the season, he has been benched for former starter Derek Anderson.
The devastation this causes on Quinn is two-fold. For one, he has to deal with the fact that he was benched and secondly, he stands to lose around $11 million in performance bonuses.
In Quinn’s contract, it states that he would have to play 70 percent of Cleveland’s offensive snaps to be able to scoop up two bonuses which are worth $10.95 million total. Quinn’s future in Cleveland is very uncertain. There has been speculation that he would depart town after he posted his house up for sale.
One thing is for sure: Of the two quarterbacks drafted in the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Draft (Brady Quinn and JaMarcus Russell), neither have proven their worth.