In a one-on-one interview after a spring practice, quarterback Brady Quinn explained that he was more than capable of carrying the team deep into the playoffs should something happen to current No. 1 Derek Anderson. I’m not saying Quinn is going to order a hit on Anderson or anything, but no matter what, it appears that D.A. is going to be treading on some very thin ice this season. After all, Quinn is the media darling:
The Browns have consistently said Anderson is ahead of Quinn. Yet something about Quinn inspires a growing curiosity.
I hate to come off as a Quinn-basher, because I’m not, but I am not ready to just hand over the keys of the offense to him just yet. Let’s see what Anderson can do in a second year with more or less the same personnel surrounding him. He is coming off what was his first full season as a starter, and he undoubtedly went through some major growing pains towards the end of the season. Nevertheless, he has something quite valuable – experience. And, as always, In Chudzinski We Trust.
In the past, I advocated trading Anderson for draft picks. I believe Quinn can be a good NFL quarterback, and in order to help the defense, I would have given up Anderson. But since the Browns have two very capable quarterbacks (which is what should really be talked about, considering its rarity), and I have to think realistically, I have to give Anderson the benefit of the doubt. But believe me, I think Quinn has the chance to be a solid quarterback.
The quarterback situation, should Anderson continue his reign as the No. 1 starter, this season does not interest me so much as what will potentially happen next season. Brady Quinn won’t sit on the bench forever, so in that case, who would be leaving?