Could Braylon Edwards AND Brady Quinn Be Traded?

There have been plenty of rumors floating around that the Browns could be getting first-round picks for trading both WR Braylon Edwards and QB Brady Quinn.  Like most everything else that has been coming from the Browns lately, this is nothing but speculation, but it is slightly concerning.  Why people still seem to like QB Derek Anderson is completely baffling.  I thought it was apparent at this point that he would not be the man capable of taking the Browns to the next level.  If anyone is going to get traded, it should be Anderson, even if it is for something like a third-round pick (which the Browns do not have, and some team would probably be willing to part with for a former Pro Bowler).

As for Edwards being traded, that would mean the Browns are probably looking long and hard at drafting WR Michael Crabtree, but making him the number one guy right away?  The receiving corps has been decimated in recent months for a variety of reasons, and despite Edwards’ problems holding onto the ball, he is still a great player.  Lining him up with Crabtree would make more sense than lining Crabtree up with Syndric Steptoe.

I know it’s been said that only LT Joe Thomas and ILB D’Qwell Jackson are exempt from being traded, but I think Quinn and Edwards should be strongly considered for that group.  After all, a strong core (of much more than two) is needed to compete in the NFL and both Quinn and Edwards give the team at least some hope for the future.  If, say, Quinn was traded, it would be a such a step in the wrong direction that the Browns wouldn’t be picking outside of the top-five for a while.

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Tags: 2009 NFL Draft Brady Quinn Braylon Edwards Cleveland Browns Derek Anderson Draft Pick Michael Crabtree Rumors Trade

  • Clayton

    I tend to agree that Brady Quinn should not be traded.  I also agree that Crabtree is no replacement for Edwards – and Crabtree should NOT be our first Draft pick.  If, however, we could land Steve Smith and two Draft picks from the Giants in the early rounds, then I would be willing to say goodbye to Braylon.

  • Scott

    I will we pissed if the browns trade quinn because the browns never really gave him a chance. He should have been 2-0 as a starter but the defense blew that denver game and the his third start he was hurt. Braylon I can understand since his contract is up I believe after this next season, but if we do trade both, especially quinn, after the next 3 seasons we are just going to be back where we are this year saying, who is going to be the next clowns coach

  • john

    even Art would not be stupid enough to trade Brady Quinn!
    Randy,George and Eric are three biggest IDIOTS in the history of the world.
    if this happens former season ticket holder

  • http://embarq matthew

    brady quinn should not be traded the browns had tons obturintiny to draft  chris wells and they should of    got  him not alex mack.

  • Eugenio Lalinde

    Now that 59% of the supporters are saying that they are likely not to get a new season card, which is the record in the premier league i can’t imagine what will become with the club, it’s all about profit for the Glazer family, they keep forgetting that the fans are not happy and that is the most important thing imo.