The rumors and speculation around the Browns have been flying at full speed in the last few weeks. Trade rumors for Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Shaun Rogers, Braylon Edwards, etc. have been abundant as teams like the Giants, Eagles, and others have been linked in apparent deals that would send pretty much every good player out of Cleveland for garbage. For some reason (the slow news that permeates this time of the NFL year is probably a good one), Tony Grossi feels the need to speculate on a whole bunch of nothing.
Grossi writes that QB Brett Favre and head coach Eric Mangini have been exchanging text messages lately (“OMG, howz the elbow, Brett, LOL!! <3 Mangenius”). The idea is that Mangini could be gauging Favre’s interest in coming to the Browns’ camp during the summer. This, of course, would be a massive mistake and is nothing more than grasping at straws. After all, there is already a two-man QB competition ensuing between Anderson and Quinn. Don’t even get me started on that.
What do you think? Is a QB competition between Anderson and Quinn going to end up benefitting the Browns in the long run? And how much does the idea of Brett Favre in a Browns uniform make you want to crap your pants in uncontrollable anxiety?
Clarification: I’m not necessarily saying that Brett Favre will be playing with the Browns (it was just a hypothetical “what-if”), but I was saying that I do think stories like this get overvalued and scrutinized at such a slow time for NFL news.