A lot was made of Brady Quinn’s comments about Tim Tebow which were publicly displayed Tuesday in GQ’s article.
“If you look at it as a whole, there’s a lot of things that just don’t seem very humble to me,” Quinn said. “When I get that opportunity, I’ll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?”
Quinn was quick to respond with an apology to the Denver Post.
“I regret the comments as they appeared in the article and I apologize if the comments that were in the article upset anyone,” Quinn said today. “I think they were taken in the wrong tone. Had I known at the time the direction the article was going to go I would not have participated in the interview at all. The interview took place three months ago.
However, there’s no one to blame but myself. I take full responsibility.
I’ve reached out to Tim and he knows what I think of him as a player and a person. I hope my teammates know that I don’t think this season was based upon luck. I think it was more based upon the fight each of our teammates had to continually battle and win games in the end. And Tim was very much instrumental in our success, especially coming down the stretch in the last minutes of games.”
Quinn has not played in a regular season game in two seasons. He’s a free agent now and the Broncos haven’t ruled out the possibility of bringing him back as an experienced veteran.
In addition, Quinn took to Twitter and said,
“The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos…Tim deserves a lot of credit for our success and I’m happy for him and what he accomplished. Most importantly, he is a great teammate.”
Brady Quinn is still a class act. He just let the moment get the best of him. John Elway and John Fox have also made harsh comments about Tebow. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment with reporters and cameras surrounding you.