Thursday, October 22, 2009
Could Quinn see action after the bye? Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
The tale of the tape is not pretty.
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The Browns are 0-3 with Brady Quinn as the starter this season.
In three starts for Brady Quinn, he’s thrown for 400 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. The Cleveland Browns are 0-3 in that span.
In three starts for Derek Anderson, he’s thrown for 506 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions. The Browns are 1-2 with Anderson under center.
So do you stick with Anderson or go back to Quinn?
For now the Browns are staying with Anderson. Neither quarterback is playing well. The Browns have been more competitive with Anderson, who as starter has a win over the Buffalo Bills and an overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
But Anderson is only completing 44 percent of his passes and is turnover prone. How long can the Browns stick with that formula? Last week they took the ball out of Anderson’s hands often by running a Wildcat offense with Joshua Cribbs at quarterback.
If Anderson doesn’t improve, you might see Quinn return to the lineup following the Week 9 bye.
Quinn is expected to miss out on two huge playing time incentives worth just under $11 million this year following his benching. But after just 10 quarters of work, the team needs to see if Quinn has the tools to be the starting quarterback of the Browns or if they can drum up trade interest from other teams in the offseason.