Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/4/13

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Brady Quinn came into the NFL with high expectations, riding on the former New England Patriots offensive coordinator and Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis wave, Quinn was his prized pupil at Notre Dame. He was supposed to be groomed for professional football by the guy who helped Tom Brady go from fourth string flunky, to first string star. However, the wires got crossed along the way and Quinn who was considered to be one of the top players in the country and was labeled as a ‘franchise quarterback’ in the mold of Arizona Cardinal Carson Palmer. Expected to go much higher in the 2007 NFL Draft, he fell to the 22nd pick in the draft before being picked up by Cleveland Browns. Quinn couldn’t make it work in Cleveland or his next stop in Denver Broncos, and finally in Kansas City for the Chiefs. Quinn has come full circle that if he’s ever going to get another chance at a starting position, he needs to be in the right system and he says Seattle is the best place with the west coast offense. He can learn the system while backing up Russell Wilson and could add some value to his game for the future. "Oh, without a doubt," Quinn said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle-Times. "This team is loaded with talent and all kinds of ability and I think that always gives you an opportunity as a quarterback to excel. And with the scheme and everything else we are doing out there, it's definitely something that is to my liking." "It's been tough," Quinn said of his career. "A lot of times when you are put in adverse situations you just try to do the best you can. We had some tough seasons in Cleveland — the organization is still trying to come around. Last year was obviously a lot of things occurring off the field." “Who knows?" he said. "I think sometimes life is about timing and the opportunities you are presented with, and you just have to take the cards you have been dealt and play them as best you can, and that's what I'm doing." "It's a little bit more of a set role here," Quinn said. "In the past there has been the opportunity to compete, or I was the guy getting the job. But that's the job I've been given, so I'm going to do my best to help out the team that way."  

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