Here are the things that will factor into Brady Quinn's contract:
The fact that he was the #22 pick overall.The Browns will use this as leverage for a smaller contract that coencides with a #22 overall pick.Last year's #22 overall pick was Manny Lawson,a DE/OLB,who was chosen by the 49ers.
The fact that even with the fall,he was still the second QB picked.Last year the first QB taken in the draft was Vince Young by the Titans at pick #4 overall.The next QB picked was his Rose Bowl counterpart Matt Leinart,who went to the Cardinals.Tom Condom,err Condon,will want Quinn to get a contract more in line with what Leinart got.
Another big factor is what the #1 overall pick,and also the first QB taken Jamarcus Russel to the Oakland Raiders gets...and what the #36 overall pick,and third QB overall,Kevin Kolb of the Eagles gets.Condon knows he won't get Russell money,but Kolb is a big peice because the Browns are gonna look at his contract too when it comes to thier offer.
But ultimatley,no matter how much Quinn says it's up to Condon to get the contract done,it's up to Brady Quinn.Quinn will make the final desicion of how much he will get in gauranteed money,in performance bonus money,and in base salary.
If he doesn't like what's offered,he will tell Tom Condon.
He can also tell Condon that no matter what,he has to have a contract in place before the start of Browns' training camp.Doing this would probally make the Browns offer him more that if he were to hold out simply because it shows dedication.
This could easily turn into a Phillip Rivers type of thing.Rivers would have started over Brees many Chargers people say,but he held out so brees started...and that year he became one of the best QB's in the league,and Rivers sat for two seasons until Brees' contract was up and the Chargers decided not to resign him.
I am not saying Frye will become one of the best QB's in the NFL.But with an upgraded offensive line he may prove that he is a very capable starter in the NFL.