24 Reps: Brady Quinn Bench Presses Like an Offensive Lineman
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.