Brady Quinn is in; Graham Harrell is out.
The New York Jets continued their quarterback carousel Monday, after the team announced the signing of Quinn. It apparently took only a day or two to realize that Harrell simply doesn't possess NFL-caliber arm strength.
Quinn's signing appears to be a tacit acknowledgment that Mark Sanchez will miss multiple games with his shoulder injury. The Jets' coaching staff likely wanted a veteran fallback option as insurance should rookie starter Geno Smith go down before Sanchez returns.
Gregg Rosenthal suggests the transaction could be a harbinger of Sanchez's eventual release. If the coaching staff now is fully invested in the Smith era, the presence of the "buttfumble" artist will prove to be nothing more than a distraction. Why not just eat his salary and move on?