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24 Reps: Brady Quinn Bench Presses Like an Offensive Lineman

Feb 24, 2007 – 8:40 PM
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We've already told you that Brady Quinn looks better than JaMarcus Russell with his shirt off. Today we learned that Quinn's muscles aren't just for show: He can also pump some serious iron.

Quinn isn't participating in most of the individual workouts at the Indianapolis scouting combine, but he did participate in the bench press, and he lifted 225 pounds 24 times. How good is that? That's the same as the average for offensive linemen at last year's combine.

A quarterback doesn't need to be as strong as an offensive lineman, of course. But being that strong is a good sign that Quinn takes his conditioning very seriously. Dick Vermeil said yesterday that he thinks the point of the bench press at the combine is to measure commitment as much as it's to measure upper-body strength. There's no question that Quinn has plenty of both.
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