Jonathan Quinn
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Personal information
Born: (1975-02-27) February 27, 1975 (age 49)
Turlock, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Nashville (TN) McGavock
College:Middle Tennessee State
NFL draft:1998 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:1,161
Passer rating:60.4
Player stats at · PFR

Jonathan Ryan Quinn (born February 27, 1975)[1] is an American football coach and former player. He played professionally as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears. He was selected with the 25th pick of the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Middle Tennessee State University by the Jaguars.[2] Quinn served as the head football coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas from 2009 to 2013.

College career

Quinn transferred to Middle Tennessee State after one year at Tulane University. He followed QB Kelly Holcomb after transferring. His senior year numbers surpassed the numbers that Holcomb had put up his senior season.

Professional career

After being drafted in 1998 by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he appeared in four games in 1998, two of them as the starting quarterback.[4] The following year, had no appearances, and in 2000, Quinn made one appearance with no starts. 2001 saw him in 6 games before moving to Europe to play for the Berlin Thunder.

Quinn was the starting quarterback for the 2001 World Bowl champion Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, where he was the league leading passer throwing for 2,247 yards, and was named World Bowl MVP.[5]

In 2002–2003, Quinn was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, made one appearance, but recorded no player stats. He spent a season with the Chicago Bears in 2004, playing in five games, with 3 starts, before ending his NFL career.

Quinn was signed by the Kansas City Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL) during the 2006–2007 offseason, but retired due to injury.

Coaching career

From 2007 to 2008, Quinn was the offensive coordinator for MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) in Olathe, Kansas. On April 3, 2009, he was named as the head football coach for MidAmerica Nazarene.[6][7]

In 2014, Quinn took a job as the head football coach at Davidson Academy, a K-12 school in Nashville, Tennessee.


  1. ^ "Jonathan Quinn Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Retrieved 2023-12-07.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Quinn Stats".
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  4. ^ "1998 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-29.
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  6. ^ "Jonathan Quinn - Football Coach".
  7. ^ "Former NFL quarterback named head football coach at MNU - Nazarene Communications Network". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06.