“Here’s something that a lot of people don’t know,” Brady said, via NFL.com. “During that pick, I was on the phone with the Baltimore Ravens the entire time. So, I was talking to (general manager) Ozzie Newsome … coach (Brian) Billick and coach (Rick) Neuheisel, because I hadn’t interviewed with them, hadn’t worked out for them or anything.”
“So, all of a sudden, with like a minute left, I get a call from a 216 area code, which happened to be Cleveland,” Quinn said. “And it was the Browns calling to tell me they were trading up to the 22nd pick. The Ravens were going to take me … so I wasn’t sure what to think.
“And I hear my name being called, and I’m running out to the stage to grab a jersey — it really was a childhood dream come true.”
NFL Network’s own Daniel Jeremiah confirmed Quinn’s story since he was a scout for the Ravens at the time.
Of course the Ravens took Joe Flacco the next year and haven’t looked back since.