Brady Quinn says Ravens nearly drafted him in 2007
What if the Baltimore Ravens had drafted Brady Quinn in 2007 and not waited to take Joe Flacco in 2008? Would the Ravens still have won the Super Bowl as they did with Flacco in 2012?
According to Brady Quinn speaking on the NFL Network, the Ravens almost did just that.
“During that pick, I was on the phone with the Baltimore Ravens the entire time. So, I was talking to (general manager) Ozzie Newsome, coach (Brian) Billick and coach (Rick) Neuheisel because I hadn’t interviewed with them, hadn’t worked out for them or anything.”
‘That pick’ refers to the 22nd overall pick. The pick Quinn was taken with by the Cleveland Browns who traded back into the first round. The Ravens had the 29th overall pick that year and they decided to take Ben Grubbs.
Had Cleveland not taken Quinn, there’s a good chance that he could have been there at #29.. However, he wasn’t and the Ravens had to wait another year to take a franchise quarterback.
It’s just another case of ‘what-if’ scenarios that surround pro sports. It’s difficult to see whether Quinn would have had success in Baltimore. Since being traded to the Denver Broncos in 2010, Quinn has played for the Chiefs, Jets, and Seahawks.
Quinn last started an NFL game in 2012 for the Kansas City Chiefs.