Re: ProFootballFocus FA safety ranking
Yeah have to agree with 76 here. No reason to even think Byrd couldn't as we're talking similar body types and Quin is still a corner moved over to safety in the end of things. We're not talking a Bernard Pollard type. And yes, Manning has done it too. He did it for the Bears. He played free safety, nickleback, strong safety then back to free safety during his tenure with the Bears and he was darn good in the box when called upon.
It's basically as all stated. Quin has been all around good but not exceptional at anything. While he had a good amount of passes defended on some accounts (PD's varies from one place to the next) he still allowed a QB rating of 95.9 and was third in touchdowns allowed among safeties with 6. So he is a middle player at this point.
The issue is at this juncture we can't afford to lose a 'solid' contributor due to lack of depth at the spot and a few holes where we need something more and the potential is still there as he hasn't hit the peak year yet.