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Brady Quinn considered baseball tryout in the offseason

Brady Quinn

Denver Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn (9) throws a pass during NFL football training camp on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos are scheduled to play an exhibition game against the Cowboys in Dallas on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)


Brady Quinn is by all accounts an improved quarterback this training camp. He’s splitting backup reps with Tim Tebow, and the Denver Post leaves the clear impression Quinn may wind up winning the job.

Before Quinn started turning heads this August, he considered a career change in the offseason. Quinn briefly contemplated a baseball tryout for the Colorado Rockies in the offseason, before dismissing the idea.

After that, he started working hard with quarterbacks gurus David Lee and Paul Hackett.

“I don’t know why it is, or exactly how to explain it, but Brady is much better this year than he was last year,” cornerback Champ Bailey told Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “He just seems much more confident.”

Klis seems to think Quinn may win the backup gig, with Tebow as the No. 3 quarterback used in special packages. We wouldn’t be surprised to see them both get starts this year if the Broncos can’t stay in playoff contention.

“I feel like I can compete with anyone, given a fair chance,” Quinn said. “I mean, heck, throwing to Brandon Lloyd every play? Give me that chance.”