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Browns QB Shuffle May Make Quinn Available

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 14, 2010 – 2:37 pm

UPDATE: Barely an hour after this entry was posted, the Browns traded QB Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos in exchange for FB Peyton Hills, a 6th round pick in 2011 and a conditional 2012 draft pick.

Since he was hired as Browns President, Mike Holmgren has given the team’s QB position quite the makeover. He’s acquired Seneca Wallace from Seattle via trade, released Derek Anderson and now he’s signed veteran Jake Delhomme.

All of those moves indicate Holmgren has a plan to fix the QB position in Cleveland, and that plan doesn’t seem to involve Brady Quinn, a 1st round pick from 2007.

Although the Browns don’t seem to value Quinn as much as they once did, the former Notre Dame standout will still have trade value and it wouldn’t be a surprise to learn that Holmgren and the Browns are currently shopping the 25-year-old. So it will be interesting to see what the Browns do with Quinn and which teams might be interested in acquiring him.

The Vikings plan at QB currently revolves around Brett Favre’s decision on whether to play or not in 2010. After Favre, the Vikings also have Tarvaris Jackson Sage Rosenfels on the roster. But Favre’s decision not withstanding and even with Jackson and Rosenfels in the fold, a long-term solution at QB is still an issue for the Vikings.

I don’t know what the Vikings personnel department and coaching staff thinks of Quinn, but I do know that Quinn at least represents an option to consider for the Vikings and any other team in search of or interested in a QB with long-term potential.

With the developments in Cleveland that appear to be leaving Quinn out to dry, watch for rumors and reports to surface linking Quinn with various NFL teams that might have spot for the QB on their roster.


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