Bray-den Tyler Quinn, popularly known as Brady Quinn, is a former quarterback who played for a number of NFL teams. He first played college football in Not re Dame before being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. After playing seven pro seasons, he quit playing and joined FOX Sports as an analyst for college football and NFL games.
Other teams he played for include the Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos, the St. Louis Rams, the New York Jets, and the Seattle Sea-hawks. Quinn signed with the Miami Dolphins in August 2014 but never got the chance to play on the team because he was fired after his dismissal from the team and chose to take up his new job at FOX Sport.
Here you will find everything you need to know about the former QB, who has now become an NFL game analyst.
Brady was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 27, 1984, the son of Tyrone J. Quinn and Robin D. He is the second of his parents’ three children. He started playing American football while still in high school (Dublin Coffman High School, Dublin, Ohio).
ALSO READ: Tom Brady Height, Weight, and Body Stats
As a junior in high school, he led Coffman to the Division I semi-finals after throwing 2,200 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions and setting a 9-4 record. As a senior, he threw 2,149 yards, scored 25 touchdowns with four interceptions and 143 out of 258 passing attempts, and stormed 108 yards and 6 touchdowns.
He was later ranked sixth in Detroit’s largest daily newspaper – Detroit Free Press’ Best of the Midwest – and 20th in the ESPN list of the nation’s 100 most promising candidates.
In 2002 Brady Quinn moved to Notre Dame after being 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 career pass attempt record of 1,602, graduations of 929, yards per game of 239.6, touchdown passes of 95, and the lowest interception rate of the Irish at 2.43.
As a starter, he won 29 games – a draw with Ron Powlus and Tom Clements for most in school history. In 2005 he was named quarterback of the third team on the AP All-America Team, and the following year the SI.com All-American Team named him the quarterback of the second team. The same year, he received the Sammy Baugh Trophy for Best Passerby in the Nation in the 2005 season.
Brady Quinn won several other awards in 2006, including the Maxwell Award for Best College Football Player, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for Best College Quarterback in the Country, he was also named Cingular All-America Player of the Year and 2006 quarterback for the second team of the AP All-America Team. Finally, Quinn graduated from the institution with a double degree in political science and finance.
In 2007, he was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Brady was with the Browns until he was transferred 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, but when the regular season began he was second in the depth rankings behind Orion.
He did not play a single game in 2010. The following year, he again finished second in the depth rankings behind Orton, this time only for a single game against the Buffalo Bills in the preseason. In March 2012, Quinn signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and remained with them until early 2013. In April 2013, he signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks as reserve QB for Russell Wilson.
In September Brady signed a new contract, this time with New York Jets. Unfortunately, this contract only lasted until the next month when he was signed by St. Louis Rams as a replacement for Kellen Clemens after Sam Bradford had a ruptured ACL.
When the 2014 season began, Brady hadn’t planned for Quinn to play because he had decided to pursue a career in broadcasting and signed with Fox as a rotating color commentator for the NFL – the contract allowed him to play in the NFL, so Quinn signed with the Miami Dolphins in August, and a few days after signing his television 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 of NHL defender Jack Johnson.
Laura also worked as a production assistant for the highlights department at FOX Sports in LA from 2004-06.
Who Is Brady Quinn Wife, Alicia Sacramone? Family
Quinn is married to the retired US gymnast Alicia Sacramone. The couple began dating in 2009, announced their engagement in August 2013, and entered into the marriage in March 2014.
On August 5, 2016, they welcomed their first child, Sloan Scott Quinn.
With 10 medals, Alicia is the second-most decorated American gymnast in the history of the World Championship. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Alicia is co-chair of the 3rd and Goal – Veterans Home Aid – a foundation created by Quinn in 2011 to provide a home for wounded veterans.