If you’ve ever wanted to tear your hair out and run screaming from your home into oncoming traffic when hearing the words “quarterback competition” associated with the Cleveland Browns, this will be wonderful news. In an interview earlier this week on the Dan Patrick show (also mentioned here), team president Mike Holmgren was asked if both Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson would be with the team next season.
Citing the fact that he isn’t a “big believer in that competition stuff,” he stressed that the team’s mind better be made up before camp in order to let camp run through one true starting quarterback, something so many Browns coaches, including Eric Mangini, have not handled well in the past.
Not only could this very easily signal the end of the quarterback competition in Cleveland, it could mean the end of one or both of these quarterbacks’ careers in Cleveland. Now, I would figure the obvious decision would be to cut ties with Anderson, but no one is exactly jumping for joy over Brady Quinn, either. Could it be possible that the quarterback position will look vastly different in 2010?