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.