“It was tough,” Quinn said of his time in Denver, “but I think it’s always tougher when things aren’t going well. When a team makes the playoffs and wins a game in the playoffs, you’re doing the best you can just to be supportive. When you’re winning, for whatever reason, I think it’s a little bit easier to deal with than when things aren’t going as well.
“I try to just remember all the good. Regardless of the circumstances … the guys on the team and the coaching staff were great. I tried to get better as a player each day, regardless of whether I was going in there as a starter or a backup … I can’t speak of what did or didn’t happen there, I just know I feel like I got better as a player and made a bunch of friends along the way.”
Quinn’s former teammates understood the awkward plight Quinn found himself in Denver.
“You had Orton, who was obviously playing better than everybody in practice,” said Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, “and here’s Tebow waiting, and he’s possibly the future … of the franchise so you want to see what he has, and Brady just kind of got caught in the middle of that.