Blog by: George Thomas and Ron Ledgard
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn will join Fox Sports to provide analysis in the studio and in the booth, the network announced.
In the studio Quinn, who played in the NFL for six years, will provide analysis for college football on America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1. He will to the same for Fox Sports Live on that channel.
For college football games he will be paired with Tim Brando for broadcasts and NFL games he will partner with broadcast veteran Dick Stockton.
It has been clear that Quinn has been auditioning for a broadcast role somewhere in recent months, having appeared on assorted broadcast entities. And as required, he had no problem offering an opinion, criticizing Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel for his antics off the field.
“I just don't think it’s right,” Quinn told Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on Movin' the Chains in June in reference to the infamous money phone incident. “I don't think it's respectful to the other veteran players too right now that are probably taking care of their bodies, trying to prepare to go into a winning season right now instead of doing things like that off the field.”
The move would seem like a natural move for the former quarterback, who also played for Denver, Kansas City, New York Jets and St. Louis, given his that outspokenness and looks.
“We are excited to add someone with Brady’s enthusiasm and versatility to our already stout lineup of college football and NFL broadcasters,” said Fox vice president of production John Entz said in a prepared statement. “Brady offers a unique perspective on both college and pro games, and we believe he has the talent and work ethic to transition seamlessly between the studio and the booth.”
Quinn sounds like a guy happy to moving on to the next stage of his life.
“I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to join the team at FOX Sports,” said Quinn. “Obviously, nothing compares to playing quarterback, but I am looking forward to this next career challenge and the tremendous opportunity it affords me to remain close to the sport I love at both the collegiate and professional levels.”