The rumors of Donovan McNabb leaving the Philadelphia Eagles have seemingly gone on for years. This time, however, it’s an actual possibility and the Browns are one of the teams interested in utilizing his services. Apparently, the Browns, Bills, and Broncos are the three teams that have had multiple conversations with the Eagles regarding McNabb, and about half a dozen teams are interested in backup quarterback Kevin Kolb, and I would bet the Browns are in that bunch as well.
Mike Holmgren obviously has very little faith in the state of the quarterback position and, to be honest, McNabb does have a few good years left in him. If the Browns do somehow land McNabb, I think it would be safe to say that the team would be looking to draft a quarterback in April. What does this mean for Brady Quinn? I don’t even bother including Derek Anderson in the conversation because there is no reason to think he will be back with the team in any role but that of backup. If the scenario of trading for McNabb and drafting a quarterback does happen, Quinn will most likely find himself looking for a job in a new city, unless he’s willing to once again be fighting an uphill battle to be a starting quarterback in Cleveland.
Early thoughts on this: should the Browns trade for McNabb, I’d be looking to draft Sam Bradford.