Veteran NFL QB Eyes Starting Nod in CFL
March 20, 2006 -- We are happy to announce that NFL veteran quarterback, Mike Quinn has agreed to terms with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The 6'4"/220 lb. Quinn agreed to a 3 year contract and will compete in training camp for the starting signal-caller job.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of Stephen F. Austin University, Quinn is known in NFL circles for his big arm, cool demeanor and his intelligence - all things which allowed him to compete year in and year out and win jobs in the NFL as a back up quarterback.
Mike's NFL playing career has included the following stops:
In his last NFL training camp action, as a member of the Denver Broncos in 2004, Mike led the Broncos on a 6 minute, 13 play drive culminating in a 2 yard TD pass in the closing minutes of the 2004 Hall of Fame game vs. the Redskins. He then rifled a 2 point conversion in tight coverage to tie the game at 17- 17. That's "classic Quinn" and that's a glimpse of what Bombers fans have in store with Mike at the helm.
Mike is looking forward to taking that experience and applying it on the field as the starting quarterback for the Bombers in their quest for a Grey Cup Championship.
Finally official........sounds like he is going to push Glenn for the #1 job........that would be nice............