Brady’s rough Saturday

For anyone who managed to make it through the soporific parade that is the NFL draft, the major story was the precipitous fall of golden...

For anyone who managed to make it through the soporific parade that is the NFL draft, the major story was the precipitous fall of golden boy Notre Dame quarterback. Expected by most to be drafted third, team after team kept passing on the boy until Cleveland (the team that passed on him with the third pick) traded for the 22nd pick in the first round in order to make Quinn a member of the squad.

This is not merely a pride issue. CNBC's Darrell Rove predicts the draft slide will cost Quinn $17 million. Others say more. Estimating the figure has become quite a sport.

But Quinn will be okay; he still has his endorsements:
JaMarcus Russell might have the stronger arm, but Brady Quinn has shown a stronger hand at making money off the field. He already has signed sponsorship deals with Nike, Hummer and EAS, which makes dietary supplements. He is blogging for Xbox, has agreed to help market Subway and has a promotional deal with Sprint that has him hyping the draft.

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