Quinn Backpedals After Blasting Tebow - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Quinn Backpedals After Blasting Tebow

Former Browns quarterback Brady Quinn is certainly looking like a former Broncos quarterback, too, especially after his recent comments concerning teammate Tim Tebow.

In the March issue of GQ Magazine, Quinn takes shots at the much-hyped, much-maligned Broncos QB, insinuating that Tebow's ineffectiveness lulled defenses to sleep, and that the fans had a lot to do with the fact that Quinn was passed over in favor of Tebow once starter Kyle Orton was benched.

"Early in the season, there was a game when Kyle got hurt and the coaches were calling for me to go in, but Kyle got up and finished the game out. So I was the second-string guy. Then, a few weeks later, they decided to put Tim in. I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just 'cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn't have any billboards. That would have been nice."

Quinn also criticized Tebow's on-field displays of faith.

"If you look at it as a whole, there's a lot of things that just don't seem very humble to me. When I get that opportunity, I'll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?"

Tuesday night, Quinn backpedaled, saying those comments were made three months ago, and in no way reflect his admiration and respect for Tebow and the Broncos organization.

Quinn is now an unrestricted free agent.  Returning to Denver certainly seems out of the question.


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