1. Derek Anderson
Finally, coming in as the top-rated quarterback on the hated, now finished jersey is Derek Anderson. Despite being known for being short and sometimes hostile towards Cleveland and it’s fans, Anderson put together the single most impressive season that the post ’99 Browns had seen in 2007.
At the age of 24, Anderson replaced Charlie Frye just one half of football into the season and from there led the team to an impressive 10-5 in the next 15 games. Throwing 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, Anderson was named to the Pro Bowl for his efforts.
However, after the 2007 season, Anderson’s performance took a heavy dip and only managed 16 more starts over the next two seasons, finishing with a record of 16-18 as the starting quarterback for the Browns. He completed a total of 53 percent of his passes, throwing 46 touchdowns and 45 interceptions while representing the city of Cleveland.
Despite his struggles after his Pro Bowl season, Anderson managed to parlay his time in Cleveland into another contract with Arizona. He did not find much success there and is now more known as a career backup quarterback in Carolina for the most of his career.
Anderson is currently on the roster in Buffalo and started one game this season after the release of Nathan Peterman.