On May 11, I had the opportunity to interview quarterback Brady Quinn with a few questions posed by his Notre Dame and NFL fans. The Seattle Seahawks signed Brady in early April as a backup to QB Russell Wilson.
Congratulations signing with the Seattle Seahawks. On the roster you are number 10. How do you feel to be wearing the number 10 again?
“Ten has always been a number that has brought me much pride to wear. It was a tradition at my HS for the QB to wear the number and it was the number I tried to make famous while at ND along with many of the other greats who wore, 3, 5 and 7.”
Have you moved out to Seattle yet? What are you most impressed with regarding the facilities in Seattle: Century Link Field & Virginia Mason Center?
“I’ve been in Seattle now a month and a half. The facility at VMAC is second to none. I have not had a chance to be down at Century Link field but I look forward to the experience and hearing the noise of the 12th Man!”
Being new Seattle Seahawks fans, what should we know about the Hawks? What have you quickly learned?
“The fan base is extremely positive and loud. Just being around town for a short amount of time you can feel the excitement the fans feel for this upcoming season. Playing in Seattle is truly a home field advantage with the atmosphere the 12th man creates.”
What are you doing with your off time; besides training and working out?
“During my off time here in Seattle, I’ve been trying to find a place to live. Since there are so many large corporations headquartered here, (Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, Expedia, Nordstrom, and Amazon just to name a few) that it has been difficult to find a place. I’ve been focusing on football as much as I can during the day and then at night trying to look for properties, but due to the high demand its been tougher than I anticipated.”
QB coach, Carl Smith, said of you, “His best football is ahead of him,” a compliment your fans agree with. How do you respond to such a statement from a man you will be working very closely with?
“I enjoyed my time with Coach Smith and can’t wait to continue to work with him. He’s been a big help in getting me back to enjoying the game of football and not looking at it as such a business. I think I’ve continued to get better and will continue to do so this year.”
Here at Brady Quinn Fan we are very excited for Brady and look forward to seeing him work with the Seattle Seahawks. It goes to show that with hard work, determination, and an enduring spirit and love of God, nothing can stand in your way. I want to thank Brady again for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions and hope we can do it again.