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Brady Quinn's season is over

It’s anyone’s guess if Mike Holmgren sees Brady Quinn as a possible starter for next year’s Browns team.

We do know that Holmgren won’t get to evaluate Quinn any more this season. 

The Browns announced on Twitter that Quinn has been placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.  Derek Anderson will start Sunday against the Raiders.

The news is a surprise because there were no reports previously that Quinn was even hurt.  His numbers, however, were hurting during Cleveland’s current two game winning streak. Quinn completed only 16-of-36 passes for 156 yards combined in the wins. 

It’s hard to evaluate any quarterback on an offense as bad as these Browns, but Quinn hasn’t proven yet he can a viable NFL starter.  His accuracy and ability to go down the field looked shaky in nine starts.

Out of 33 qualifying NFL quarterbacks, Quinn finishes second to last in completion percentage and yards-per-attempt.  The only player Quinn bests in both categories: JaMarcus Russell, of course.

2007 was clearly not a good year to select a quarterback at the top in the NFL Draft.

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39 Responses to “Brady Quinn's season is over”
  1. KennyPowers says: Dec 22, 2009 10:53 AM

    Wow…this came out of no where. Here comes another wasted 1st round pick by the Browns!

  2. BrownsTown says: Dec 22, 2009 10:54 AM

    He pulled his hammy late in the 4th qtr last week. No conspiracy.

  3. sammm says: Dec 22, 2009 10:54 AM

    WTF? Mangina strikes again! Start packing Eric…that’s the last straw.

  4. stevemcguigan says: Dec 22, 2009 10:55 AM

    Good thing he held out for more money the first time around, because this chump will be lucky to be making league minimum, likely buried on the depth chart under the formidable undercarriage of Jared Lorenzen.

  5. The Coop says: Dec 22, 2009 10:55 AM

    What’s the matter, Rosenthal? Can’t do your job without “reports”? If you would have watched the game, you would have seen that Brady was tackled out of bounds late in the game and was in obvious pain when he got up.
    He finished the game but it just because he is from Notre Dame and is God’s gift to quarterbacks.

  6. Hugified Wang says: Dec 22, 2009 10:56 AM

    Cheaters!

  7. danlinker says: Dec 22, 2009 10:57 AM

    It’s a way for Holmgren to get a look at Anderson the last two games, while allowing Quinn to save face.

  8. BradyGazelle says: Dec 22, 2009 10:57 AM

    They have obviously been hiding an injury and need to have a first round draft pick taken from them.

  9. DelayOfGame says: Dec 22, 2009 10:58 AM

    Now I’m done!!

  10. Philly is Full of Fags aka ErieRat says: Dec 22, 2009 10:58 AM

    It wasn’t his hammy. It is his right foot, either a bone or the arch. He was limping after it happened but played the rest of the game.

  11. Krow says: Dec 22, 2009 10:59 AM

    Escalators anyone ?

  12. NarDawg says: Dec 22, 2009 10:59 AM

    Well with the Browns’ improved offensive production, Quinn was closing in again on that 70% of snaps bonus activator….

  13. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Dec 22, 2009 11:01 AM

    Hey Anderson. We know where your gonna be and it’s gonna hurt.
    Big time.

  14. rolltide says: Dec 22, 2009 11:02 AM

    In other very believable Cleveland Browns news, after his record breaking game, Jerome Harrison won’t get the start for the rest of the year either. Hey, it’s already happened before once this year.

  15. TeHDruiD says: Dec 22, 2009 11:02 AM

    Anyone that seen the game knows Quinn got roughed up on the play where he ran for the first down and had a Chief fall on the back of his leg as he ran out of bounds… why does everything gotta be a conspiracy around here? If you didn’t watch the game Florio don’t try to make assumptions.

  16. shaslers says: Dec 22, 2009 11:04 AM

    The Coop wrote:
    “If you would have watched the game, you would have seen that Brady was tackled out of bounds late in the game and was in obvious pain when he got up.”
    @Coop:
    Are you suggesting there are people who watch Browns games?

  17. KennyPowers says: Dec 22, 2009 11:07 AM

    NarDawg,
    Before you convince the idiots of this site of a conspiracy, please know what you’re talking about. Quinn was no where near the escalators. There was exactly a 0% chance he would reach teh 70% escalator in the last two game….moron

  18. Why Isn't Jackson Starting? says: Dec 22, 2009 11:09 AM

    The Browns need Tarvaris Jackson and they’ll win the conference next season.

  19. raybin says: Dec 22, 2009 11:09 AM

    As bad as Quinn has been, this is great news for the Raiders. Anderson is such a statue in the pocket that Ellis, Shaughnessey and Scott will just be able to pin their ears back and go and not worry about a big gainer on a QB scramble.
    Coming this Sunday: Charlie Frye’s revenge!

  20. Revis says: Dec 22, 2009 11:17 AM

    “2007 was clearly not a good year to select a quarterback at the top in the NFL Draft.”
    Isn’t that why the browns waited until #22 to pick him up?
    I’d say he’s just as good as this year’s #17, Josh Freeman.

  21. Captain says: Dec 22, 2009 11:17 AM

    Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean.

  22. The Coop says: Dec 22, 2009 11:18 AM

    @shaslers:
    Yeah, we’re called fans. You probably aren’t familiar with the term because you’re some front-running douschebag troll. Get a life, loser.

  23. Levito says: Dec 22, 2009 11:23 AM

    Why Derek Anderson? Josh Cribbs is clearly the best QB on the team. He’s also the best KR/PR/RB/WR/CB/S/K/P on the team too, but there’s only so much one man can do.

  24. Sundayjack says: Dec 22, 2009 11:24 AM

    41 points on 66 yards passing. Whatever will the Browns do to make up that production?

  25. shawnc16 says: Dec 22, 2009 11:26 AM

    TeHDruiD says:
    December 22, 2009 11:02 AM
    If you didn’t watch the game Florio don’t try to make assumptions
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And yet you assume Florio wrote and article that he didn’t.

  26. brownsLB says: Dec 22, 2009 11:36 AM

    DA please no interceptions, no stupid mistakes.. we need you to bring up your trade value

  27. NarDawg says: Dec 22, 2009 11:54 AM

    Kenny Powers
    Obviously you didnt get the fact that I was just kidding. Try to have a little bit of fun, you’ll live longer.

  28. trickbunny says: Dec 22, 2009 12:02 PM

    Here are some of the things that have happened on the Browns offense in the last month (none of which have *anything* to do with Brady Quinn):
    The pass protection/O-line has gotten a LOT better.
    The running game has come alive.
    Blocking has gotten better.
    Penalties (i.e. bacwards marching, drive killing penalties) are WAY down.
    Folks like Stuckey, Moore, and Robiskie have learned to catch a football. (And if you think Anderson “throws too hard”, you apparently don’t remember that plenty of receivers haven’t/weren’t catching balls that Brady was throwing either- mostly on account of those passes landing 3 yards away from them.)
    So with all these areas on offense improved- (again, which were NOT results of Brady Quinn starting at QB), who’s to say that Anderson can’t play like he did in ’07?
    I’m not saying he WILL, I’m saying that if you think it’s impossible that he CAN, you’re ignorant.

  29. trickbunny says: Dec 22, 2009 12:05 PM

    KennyPowers says:
    December 22, 2009 11:07 AM
    NarDawg,
    Before you convince the idiots of this site of a conspiracy, please know what you’re talking about. Quinn was no where near the escalators. There was exactly a 0% chance he would reach teh 70% escalator in the last two game….moron.
    ———————————————-
    I second that. Anyone who starts screaming “conspiracy!” again, with the statistical impossibility that Brady could get the escalator even if he played the last two games, is really wearing their man-crush on their sleeve… ’cause that’s, uh, what it’s really about for these guys.

  30. shaslers says: Dec 22, 2009 12:07 PM

    @Coop. You started it buddy by dumping on PFT.com for failing to watch every second while your precious Browns are on the field. Geeze, just like a Browns fan to not understand why the whole country isn’t watching the fourth quarter of a meaningless game as your QB, and his 66 yards passing, stubs his toe on the sideline.
    Who’s the douche? Some fans deserve their teams.

  31. rodstiffington says: Dec 22, 2009 12:07 PM

    Wow. How is the National Media going to be able to resist coming to Cleveland to see an epic battle between the Charlie Frye’s Raiders and the Derek Anderson’s Browns?

  32. stabkoff says: Dec 22, 2009 12:13 PM

    The Raiders will give JaMar to the Browns for free!

  33. NarDawg says: Dec 22, 2009 12:20 PM

    trickbunny,
    Try to understand, I was kidding. Both you and Kenny Powers need to lighten up, you’ll add years on to your life.
    Or maybe in your cases, you dont want to live longer.

  34. urbusted says: Dec 22, 2009 12:26 PM

    stabkoff says:
    December 22, 2009 12:13 PM
    The Raiders will give JaMar to the Browns for free!
    No thank you.
    Oh and as for Frye, pressure will take care of him.

  35. LaBronx_James says: Dec 22, 2009 12:52 PM

    # trickbunny says: December 22, 2009 12:02 PM
    So with all these areas on offense improved- (again, which were NOT results of Brady Quinn starting at QB), who’s to say that Anderson can’t play like he did in ’07?
    Derek Anderson says he can’t play like he did in ’07. He couldn’t do it in ’08 and he played worse…WORSE than JaMarcus Bustell in ’09.

  36. KennyPowers says: Dec 22, 2009 12:55 PM

    NarDawg,
    I took a deep breath and now I’m lightened up. There is so much false media out there about the Browns that is just completely false, I just think that knowledgeable Browns fans (I consider myself one) are quick to get defensive when people insinuate another conspiracy.
    While Mangini has made some pretty bad moves this year and probably should get axed, the ones he gets the most heat for are things the media blows out of proportion.
    Take the Mangini alienates his players crap. I believe the majority of passive Browns fans take this as fact, though it was entirely concocted by Florio. Same with the James Davis injury. Florio or one of his goons claimed he was injured at a voluntary-but-actually-mandatory “bonus” practice session because he wasn’t wearing pads and was hit by someone that was. This turned out to be not even close to the truth.
    PFT has gotten so big that people believe it to be a news site (I must admit I get a lot of my news here as it tends to be the first site that breaks stories). The problem is, the writers on the site include their opinions in the articles that a lot of people interpret as fact, when really it’s just made up gossip to deliver site hits (which apparently works!). I just wish they’d keep the BS to a minimum.

  37. daffy87 says: Dec 22, 2009 12:57 PM

    Stinks for Brady Quinn, big opportunity for Derek Anderson. Mike Holmgren just joined the team and Derek has a chance to make an impression on him.

  38. kramer says: Dec 22, 2009 3:45 PM

    quinn breaks his right foot and the intellects in here blame mangini…how do posters like kennypowers etc get thru day to day life exhibiting such stupidity?

  39. finsbooyah says: Dec 22, 2009 3:54 PM

    QB’s picked in the first two round of the ’07 draft…
    JaMarcus Russell
    Brady Quinn
    Kevin Kolb
    John Beck
    Drew Stanton
    Trent Edwards
    (Not sure if I’m missing anyone)
    Kolb has potential, but this obviously isn’t the class of ’83.

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