Brady Quinn Traded to Denver Broncos

As expected, the Cleveland Browns have parted ways with young quarterback Brady Quinn. The Browns let go of Quinn, Cleveland’s first-round draft pick in 2007, in exchange for Denver Broncos fullback Peyton Hillis.

Speculations that Quinn was headed for a new team came out after the Browns signed Jake Delhomme to a two-year contract. Quinn will leave the Browns with a record of three wins in 12 starts.

Quinn is the second quarterback to be released by the Browns in the off-season. Early this week, Cleveland also dumped Derek Anderson, who battled with Quinn for the starting QB position last season.

The Browns, who will also get a 2011 draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012, have been active in changing their QB rotation for the coming season. Delhomme is expected to be backed up by Seneca Williams, who was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks earlier this year.

Cleveland coach Eric Mangini thanked Quinn for his three-year stint with the Broncos, saying that the QB “is professional in the way he goes about doing his job and worked extremely hard at every aspect of his game.”