Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Update: Anderson headed to Arizona
By James Walker
It appears former Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson is headed to the desert.
Multiple reports surfaced Wednesday that Anderson has agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona should be a good fit for Anderson. He needs good weapons around him to thrive and receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Breaston and tailback Chris "Beanie" Wells are all good players. Anderson also provides insurance and competition for Matt Leinart.
Anderson, a former Pro Bowler, had his best year in 2007 but wasn't able to duplicate that season with the Browns. He was often ridiculed in Cleveland and waited until his release to publicly fire back at Browns fans. Anderson later apologized.
In case you're wondering, the Browns do not play the Cardinals next season.
(Update: He received a two-year deal worth $7.25 million with $3.25 million guaranteed. The deal could max out to as much as approximately $18 million if he reaches all of his performance incentives.)