New Cleveland Browns boss Mike Holmgren inherited two quarterbacks, Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson, when he took the job last year. But Holmgren may want to acquire a quarterback of his own.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns are involved in trade talks with more than one team and could acquire a quarterback, or even two quarterbacks, via trade.
It’s not clear whether the Browns are looking to acquire a backup who wouldn’t cost them much in compensation or a starter in a blockbuster deal, but Grossi quotes a source as saying the Browns are discussing quarterbacks “on different levels.”
Grossi mentions Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck and Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb, although it’s not clear whether any of those players is available, and if they are available whether the Browns would be willing to give up the kind of compensation it would take to acquire them.
Anderson is likely gone before March 19, when he’s owed a $2 million roster bonus. After that, no one is quite sure what to make of the Browns’ quarterback situation. But Holmgren is on the lookout.