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NFL Free Agency 2012: Brady Quinn Took Less Money From Chiefs

How much has the Denver Broncos' pursuit of Peyton Manning forced the hand of other free agents to sign elsewhere than with the team? For Brady Quinn, it appears taking less money from the Kansas City Chiefs was better than waiting for the Broncos' pursuit of Manning to come to an end one way or another. He turned down $2 million, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King:

How much did Brady Quinn want out of the Denver quarterback-go-round? So much, I hear, that he turned down an offer of $2 million from the Broncos and accepted a one-year, $1.5 million deal in Kansas City.

How can anyone blame Quinn not wanting to re-sign with the Broncos? Either he'd be the backup to Peyton Manning or Tim Tebow if he stayed -- or any other player brought in to compete with Tebow. With the Chiefs, Quinn might actually have a chance at seeing playing time should Matt Cassel fail to perform adequately.

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