Quinn's broadcast career on hold as former Notre Dame QB signs with Miami

Tribune Staff Report
ND Insider

Brady Quinn’s fledgling broadcasting career hit a snag Monday.

And a fortuitous one at that.

The former Notre Dame standout quarterback was signed by the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, his seventh pro fran-chise, Monday after a workout with the team.

“I feel extremely blessed for the opportunity to be a part of the @MiamiDolphins!,” Quinn tweeted on his Twitter account, confirming NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington’s initial report of the signing. “Thank you for all of the well wishes. #FinsUp!”

Quinn, a former first-round draft choice by Cleveland whose last season with the Irish came in 2006, had joined FOX Sports a couple of weeks ago as a college football and NFL studio and game analyst. That was eight months after discectomy surgery put his playing career in serious question.

“We do plan on holding a spot for him,” said Dan Bell, FOX Sports’ vice president of communications and me-dia relations. “In the meantime, he will be replaced on his game broadcast assignments by talent that we already have in house. We knew he was still interested in continuing his career and everyone here at FOX Sports is rooting for him in his new role with the Dolphins.”

Ryan Tannehill is entrenched as Miami’s starter, but injuries in the backup ranks prompted the Dolphins to deepen their quarterback depth. Matt Moore, Seth Lobato and Pat Devlin are the other QBs, though FOX is report-ing Devlin will be released.

Quinn has 20 career starts since entering the league in 2007. Besides Cleveland, the Dublin, Ohio, product has also spent time on the rosters of the Broncos, Chiefs, Seahawks, Rams and Jets.

Former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, pictured here during a short stint with the New York Jets, was signed Monday by Miami. (AP File Photo)