With Derek Anderson apparently entrenched as the Browns starting quarterback despite a two-completion performance, some folks in Cleveland are wondering if Brady Quinn could be dealt before next week’s trading deadline.
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer writes that it “wouldn’t be surprising if Quinn went the way of Braylon Edwards” before October 20. The paper notes that the rest of the league knows the Browns will listen to offers after they “took calls” regarding Quinn over the offseason.
The Browns may listen, but we’d be surprised if anything happened because there doesn’t figure to be a lot of interest in Quinn after his performance to start the year.
And when looking at possible suitors, it’s hard to come up with many franchises that need a quarterback badly and would be willing to invest in Quinn during the middle of the season.
Any team that makes some sense on paper (St. Louis, Jacksonville, for example) didn’t aggressively go after Quinn in the offseason, and little has changed in the meantime except for Quinn’s unimpressive three starts.
Plus, as Jon Gruden pointed out Monday Night, this isn’t Major League Baseball. Impact in-season trades are the exception, not the rule.
That Quinn has been unable to beat out Anderson for playing time doesn’t speak well for him. Neither do some recent comments by Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson.
“D.A. brought that spark,” said Jackson. “He can make every throw on
that field. It’s good knowing as a defensive player if you get your
offense more than enough opportunities, they’ll move the ball and
Imagine how grateful Jackson will be if the Browns actually score a touchdown this week.