According to Your Home for Penn State Football and Sports, Cleveland Browns’ first-round draft pick Brady Quinn may hold out of training camp this summer.
Although there are no sources to verify the rumor, a player holding out of camp is nothing new to the NFL these days and it would be expected if Quinn does not have a deal in place by camp.
However, such a decision by Quinn could further hurt his stock and reputation. Cleveland moved up in the draft to snag Quinn as he free-fell through the first round of the NFL draft.
Quinn clearly is the future at the quarterback position for the Browns and expressed his desire before the draft to play for Cleveland.
If the potential hold-out is a long one, it could do harm to his chances of seeing the field this season.
Quinn said all the right things.
“At this point, I really haven’t played the scenario out in my head,” he said. “I’m just trying to take it day by day. Especially in a situation where it’s so competitive, I can’t look ahead toward things. We’ve still got practices. And they’re all very competitive.”
Quinn mentioned in the story that he is not even thinking about contract negotiations right now. Instead, he is focusing on learning the Browns’ playbook so he can compete for the starting quarterback position this summer.
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