The New York Jets are continuing their search for a backup quarterback. Heading into free agency, it was speculated that the Jets organization would pursue free agent QB Chad Henne. Henne was a logical connect-the-dots option given that Henne’s former head coach, Tony Sparano is is the Jets current offensive coordinator.
Henne stayed in Florida, signing a two-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars worth a reported $6.75 million dollars.
The Jets need an experienced backup for QB Mark Sanchez. The organization has decided to move on from aging veteran Mark Brunell who will turn 42. On Thursday, the Jets reportedly brought in Detroit Lions backup QB Drew Stanton. It is being reported by New York media outlets this morning that the Jets will bring in Denver Broncos backup Brady Quinn.
Between the duo, Quinn has more starting experience in the NFL. Stanton, has appeared in 13 regular season games, starting just four in his career. In his career, Stanton has thrown just five touchdowns and nine interceptions. Quinn is a former first-round selection, taken 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in 2007.
Quinn has started 12 career games, going 3-9 overall and has ten touchdowns and nine interceptions. Quinn spent the entire 2011 season on the bench playing for the Denver Broncos last season. He was acquired by the Broncos via trade with the Cleveland Browns, a move which sent Peyton Hillis to the Browns.