1:08pm: Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter) confirms that Quinn worked out for the Patriots.
11:40am: Brady Quinn has signed on with FOX Sports as an analyst but he hasn’t given up on playing in the NFL Earlier today on The Dan Patrick Show Friday, the Notre Dame QB said he had a workout with an unnamed club on Monday.
“It went well,” Quinn said, according to Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk. “In this particular situation, though, they need something to happen in order for me to possibly be there.”
Quinn went on to say FOX would be “flexible” in allowing him to continue to stay ready for another opportunity to play while also working for the network. And while the 29-year-old declined to identify the team in question, Andrew Perloff of Sports Illustrated (on Twitter) hears that Quinn’s audition was for the Patriots. Quinn said that “something needs to happen” for him to sign with the unnamed team in reference and Perloff wonders aloud if that could be in reference to a trade of Ryan Mallett. Mallett, drafted in 2011, is now coming to the end of his rookie contract, and will be a free agent after this coming season. However, Coach Bill Belichick indicated back in May that he wasn’t “that interested” in trading the 26-year-old.
The former first-round pick had stints with the Seahawks, Jets, and Rams in 2013. In 2012, Quinn started eight games for the Chiefs.