Although not better than the used Trojan, Brady Quinn should force the Jets to fire Mark Sanchez

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Despite being a legend in South Bend, Brady Quinn is not an NFL-caliber quarterback.

After releasing the immortal Graham Harrell, the New York Jets signed substandard field general Brady Quinn on Monday.

Clipped by the Seattle Seahawks last weekend, the 28-year-old Quinn is guaranteed to earn at least the veteran’s minimum of $715,000 if he’s still a Jet on Saturday.

Taken out of Notre Dame by the Cleveland Browns 22nd overall in 2007, the journeyman has now been employed by five organizations.

Before being chosen by Cleveland, Quinn established the quarterback record for weightlifting at the combine by benching 225 pounds an astounding 24 times.

Roughly two years later, the 6-foot-3, 235 pound Quinn was featured on the October 2009 front cover of Muscle & Fitness.

In the article, titled “The NFL’s Hardest Working Quarterback,” Quinn spoke about blending strength and agility exercises to prevent becoming too bulky to perform as a passer.

Quinn’s exhaustive workouts have proved counterproductive and the muscleman has completed an atrocious 53.8 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns, against 17 interceptions, in 24 games as a professional.

The greatest quality a signal-caller can possess is accuracy and Quinn lacks even a shred of touch on the pigskin.

Over the past quarter-century, the six most prolific passers are generally considered to be Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.

All of the above superstars had ample strength and managed to flourish in the brutal world of football.

However, not one of those players was ever excessively built to the degree that the former leader of the Fighting Irish is.

For the Lou Ferrigno wannabe to have any chance to excel in the NFL, Quinn must shed a decent portion of mass and become leaner.

Regrettably for the native of Dublin, Ohio, it’s unrealistic to believe that Quinn will ever become competent under center.

Nevertheless, despite not being an upgrade over Mark Sanchez, the storied Irishman should remain employed off Exit 16W.

In a rigged contest, Sanchez lost to Geno Smith and the rookie is slated to start Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit East Rutherford.

Expected to miss nearly a month with a bummed shoulder, the Jets should place Sanchez on injured reserve or simply axe the used Trojan.

Granted, the Jets would squander $8.25 million by firing the 26-year-old Sanchez.

Nevertheless, the swamps of Jersey are currently uglier than ever and a cleansing will occur if Mark Sanchez is sacrificed.

For the betterment of an aimless organization, Brady Quinn should serve as Geno Smith’s backup throughout 2013.

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