Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Browns Seeking To Trade Derek Anderson?

The Browns are about to embark on an important offseason with several crucial decisions, none bigger than at quarterback.

If anybody is interested in him, we'll just have to see how it goes. Sometimes people can make you an offer and you can say, 'No, I think I'm going to stay with what I got.' Sometimes they make you an offer and you say, 'Oooohhh.'

--Romeo Crennel

Derek Anderson, the former sixth-round pick who began '07 as Charlie Frye's backup and ended it as a Pro Bowl alternate, is scheduled to become a restricted free agent.

The team has several options with Anderson, who passed for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdowns but also had 19 interceptions. Complicating matters is that Brady Quinn, he of the Notre Dame pedigree and runway model looks, also is on Cleveland's roster and the Browns gave up their 2008 first-round draft pick to Dallas in order to get him.

Needing to fill other holes, especially on a defense that struggled with injuries all season, the Browns may be willing to part with Anderson. They'll listen to offers.

Are they kidding? Derek Anderson is the best thing to happen to the Browns since.....I don't even know. If anything, trade Brady Quinn since he deserves playing time, but he shouldn't get it on the Browns. The Browns drafted Quinn thinking he would be their next star QB. They had no idea at that time Derek Anderson would impact the team in the way that he did. Therefore, they should stick with Derek Anderson while he's developing into his prime and trade Brady Quinn to another team who needs a future quarterback.

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