Posted on: March 22, 2010 12:11 pm
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns president Mike Holmgren has decided to draft a quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft, and annouced his intentions publicly at the Annual Meeting on Sunday.
While the Browns have been busy overhauling that position recently -- sending Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson packing, while acquiring Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace -- Holmgren says the draft is a chance to find their potential leader of the future and get him into the system early.
"It's just something we have to do," Holmgren said as quoted by the Plain Dealer . "Why wait? I'm 61. I don't want to wait for anyone. We're going to have to do this."
"I think Jake will make us better right away. But we have to find the next guy. That's what we have to do."
Holmgren noted that the Browns have needs in many areas, so it would be difficult to justify using one of the Browns' first two picks on a QB unless there was a particularly attractive prospect up for grabs. He's not fond of Jimmy Clausen ("I wish I liked him more"), and while he didn't rule out trading up in an attempt to land Sam Bradford , he acknowledged it was not a realistic scenario.
Holmgren is said to like Florida QB Tim Tebow , and has already invited him to visit the team.
Posted on: October 20, 2009 10:53 am
Browns quarterback Brady Quinn might still be on the roster when the trading deadline passes at 4 p.m. today, but it doesn't mean he'll be playing anytime soon, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Whenever the subject of Quinn replacing Derek Anderson is broached, coach Eric Mangini crushes it like a grape.
So, not only will Quinn be stuck in Cleveland even though he'd most likely welcome a trade, he'll be stuck on the bench for the foreseeable future.
It's not known if Quinn's agent, Tom Condon, has asked the Browns to trade Quinn, but it wouldn't be surprising if the subject came up during the Oct. 7 trade of another Condon client, Braylon Edwards, to the Jets. Still, the Browns have no incentive for doing so unless a team makes them an offer they can't refuse.
If they wait until after the bye week to play Quinn, they would avoid triggering $11 million in escalators - so why pay him that much money if they don't know if he's their quarterback of the future?
Posted on: March 20, 2009 10:50 am
The Jets have the need, the cap room and the draft-pick ammunition to make a serious offer for Cutler, but they are lacking a quarterback the Broncos would take in return.
The former Jets coach has two viable quarterbacks, Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson, but according to the New York Daily News, neither of whom has received an endorsement from Mangini. Quinn might be appealing to Broncos coach Josh McDaniels because he played at Notre Dame under Charlie Weis, who used to work with McDaniels in New England.
The Browns could emerge as the third team in a potential three-way trade. The main components of a three-way deal would be the Jets getting Cutler, the Broncos getting Quinn and the Browns getting a premium draft pick (or picks) to help their rebuilding process.
Posted on: September 24, 2008 2:57 pm
Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel announced that "Derek Anderson will start at quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and Brady Quinn will be ready," according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Anderson is 3-5 over his last eight starts, but Crennel said that his performance had a lot to do with the inconsistencies and injuries on the offense as a whole.
Anderson could have receiver Donte Stallworth (quad) back, but Braylon Edwards might not be 100 percent because of his shoulder.