Jonathan Quinn-QB-Free Agent 2004:
Rex Grossman had showed promise at the end of the 2003 season to be the Bears’ quarterback of the future. His injury history to that point was clean, so the position of backup quarterback wasn’t thought to of urgent focus. When Angelo signed Quinn, Kansas City’s backup quarterback, the reason was more to tutor Grossman on new offensive coordinator Terry Shea’s offense than for the actual need to step in and play the majority of the season. And Quinn had shown promise when he took the field for his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Then fate intervened when Grossman tore his ACL in the third week of the season, thrusting Quinn into the starting role. He only kept the job for three weeks before being pulled for rookie fifth-round draft pick Craig Krenzel, and was cut as a failure following the season. Quinn threw for one touchdown and three interceptions with a 52% completion percentage. Like any decision that turns out to be bad in the game of football, any signing is a crapshoot until a player proves himself. This crapshoot did not work out.