Brady Quinn will finally be joining the Dolphins, seven years after the team’s fans were clamoring for Miami to draft him. The Dolphins reached an agreement with the former Notre Dame quarterback late Monday afternoon, several hours after auditioning him. To make room on the roster, the Dolphins released quarterback Pat Devlin, ending his three-year association with the team. The Dolphins opted to sign Quinn instead of Rex Grossman or John Skelton, who also worked out for team officials. Josh Freeman, Tim Tebow and Seneca Wallace were among other free agent quarterbacks that Miami passed on. Devlin’s release leaves Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, Quinn and rookie Seth Lobato as the only quarterbacks on the roster. Whether Quinn challenges Moore for the No. 2 job remains to be seen. Coach Joe Philbin declined to answer directly earlier Monday when asked if Moore, 30, will be Tannehill’s backup quarterback this season. “We’re not really at that stage,” Philbin said. “We’re still in a competitive mode.” Quinn has played in 24 games and started 20 in seven NFL seasons. He was cut by the Seahawks in training camp last August, joined the Jets but was released in October, and then finished the 2013 season with the Rams as the backup to fill-in starter Kellen Clemons.
Miami Dolphins add former No. 1 pick Brady Quinn as backup QB
Miami Herald | Aug 12