Are the Browns Interested in Bringing Back QB Derek Anderson?

Some Browns fans see the hiring of Rob Chudzinski as the team’s new head coach as the return of an offensive innovator who brought actual success to Cleveland in 2007. Others see it as a living nightmare.

Those who have seemingly lived a nightmare this past week might have one more terrifying scenario to deal with: the return of quarterback Derek Anderson.

According to Mike Cairns of NewsChannel 5 Sports, the Browns are looking to bring back Anderson in a backup role at the very least. Though he was a Pro Bowler after the 2007 season that saw the Browns win ten games, Anderson was essentially run out of town after the 2009 season and proceeded to rip the fans:

Browns fans still haven’t forgotten what Anderson said after his release in 2009. In a email to a Browns beat writer Anderson said. “The fans are ruthless and don’t deserve a winner,” Anderson said. “I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured. I know at times I wasn’t great. I hope and pray I’m playing when my team comes to town and [we] roll them.”

Interestingly enough, Anderson (29) is the same age as the Browns’ current starter, Brandon Weeden. As a backup, he might be able to help Weeden grow into Chudzinski’s offense, but it’s almost unfathomable to consider that both Anderson and Chudzinski could be back in Cleveland at the same time.

Would you welcome him back?



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  • elee62652

    HE!! NOOOOO!

  • EastSideHunky

    Chud better not make THAT huge mistake for starters…after Anderson’s erratic play (good Derek, bad Derek) and ripping the fanfs who pay his salary, he needs to stay away from Cleveland PERIOD!

  • Ray Adamic

    absofu*%$ngtivly NOT

  • Dawgpound Matty

    he had a point about the fans here they only seem to cheer for the back up loser qb thats why we dont deserve a winner…. frye quinn mccoy etc we seem to love under dogs so much that we dont want better we could have tom brady and because he isnt from ohio like frye and quinn then we wouldnt want him or if they played at michigan we dont want em thats why this franchise has been losers for far to long they listen to all these dumb fans