Devlin has yet to appear in a regular season game since signing with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He seemed to have the upper hand on rookie Brock Jensen for the team’s third quarterback spot, but he’s battled nagging injuries and hasn’t practiced since August 2nd (as the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero tweets).
As Matt Moore and Pat Devlin recover from their respective ailments, the Dolphins was looking to add a veteran presence behind Ryan Tannehill. The team had also reportedly taken a look at Rex Grossman and John Skelton.
This will likely be the 29-year-old’s final opportunity to stick around in the NFL. Quinn hasn’t lived up to expectations since being selected 22nd-overall by the Browns in 2007. He didn’t see consistent playing time until 2009, but he did little to impress during his brief opportunity. He made 10 appearances that year, finishing with 1,339 yards and seven touchdowns.
His other notable season came with the Chiefs in 2012, when he threw for 1,141 yards, two touchdowns and eight interceptions. In his two seasons as a bona fide starter, Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) ranked him among the bottom-six quarterbacks in the league.
Quinn spent 2013 with the Seahawks, Jets and Rams, but he didn’t see any action during the regular season. He had previously worked out with the Patriots and according to ProFootballFocus.com’s Mike Florio, Quinn was set to begin a career in broadcasting with FOX Sports.