CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns quarterback Brady Quinn will miss the remainder of Cleveland’s season with a broken right index finger he made worse by playing on Sunday, according to several reports.
Citing unnamed sources, FOXsports.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer said the break on Quinn’s finger worsened after he tried to play through the injury on Sunday in a loss to the Houston Texans. Quinn initially broke the tip of the finger and damaged a tendon in his second career start on Nov. 17 at Buffalo.
And before we all rush to the podium and yell “You’re Fired!” at Romeo Crennel for playing Quinn in the first place, the report also states that it was in fact Quinn’s decision.
There has not been any determination on whether or not Quinn will undergo surgery on the injured digit. Crennel is slated to speak to the media at 11 AM today which will undoubtedly provide some more clarity on this situation. For now, I will scour this team for reasons to actually turn the game on this Sunday.
It should be noted that this news officially puts the kibosh on Quinn’s contract escalators that would in fact pay him an added $5 million per year over the last two seasons of his deal.
His agent (Tom Condon) put together a deal that would trigger an increase if Quinn were to receive at least 55 percent of the snaps in two of his first three years. With last season in the rear view, Quinn was obviously banking on this year and next for the bonus to kick in.