We’re seeing a lot of athletes that join networks as broadcasters keep the door open for a possible return to the playing field. Mark Mulder tried a comeback with the Angels this spring before injuring himself. Tim Tebow’s ESPN contract reportedly has a clause in it that allows him to leave the network for a possible quarterback job somewhere in the NFL. Now, it’s Brady Quinn’s turn.

Quinn was just announced as a member of Fox’s broadcast crew for the 2014 NFL season, serving as a studio analyst and a color commentator alongside Tim Brando and Dick Stockton.

However, Quinn’s broadcasting career might not exactly be in his past.

This makes sense. The guy obviously wanted to continue playing (as his statement said a week and a half ago, “nothing compares to playing quarterback”), and is getting his wish – if only for another couple of weeks.

Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell tells Awful Announcing, “We are holding a spot for him. If he makes the team, we will fill his role with in house talent. That said, we knew he wanted to continue his career when we began discussions about a broadcasting role and all of us at FOX Sports are rooting for him.”

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I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.

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