It didn’t take long for Brady Quinn to face questions about his job security this season.
And, in a rare moment of transparency, it didn’t take long for Browns coach Eric Mangini to confirm that Quinn remains the team’s starting quarterback.
Mangini said Quinn “definitely” will be the team’s starting quarterback in Baltimore this weekend. “[Quinn] works at it, which is the most important thing,” said Mangini.
We’d argue that scoring points is the most important thing, but Quinn’s work ethic obviously has earned him respect with the head coach, as it should.
Derek Anderson seems unlikely to solve the many problems on Cleveland’s offense, and the Browns need to find out this season if Quinn is someone they can build around.
The early results are not encouraging, and Quinn is struggling to escape his reputation as the newest incarnation of Captain Checkdown. Quinn is averaging 5.5 yards per attempt, and rarely looks to stretch the field.
Quinn probably has more time to work with than outsiders think, but he’s not giving the Cleveland faithful much to believe in thus far.