Tony Grossi of The Cleveland Plain Dealer examines the circumstances between the quarterbacks in Cleveland.
“Derek Anderson was a waiver-wire pickup who worked his way up the depth chart from No. 3 to No. 2 to No. 1 over the course of three years with two teams.
“Brady Quinn was a celebrated quarterback at Notre Dame, a first-round draft pick whose jerseys populate story racks in the Cleveland area.”
The two quarterbacks have endured an uncomfortable relationship from the start, but the two have made it work, writes Grossi. Now, Anderson steps aside as Quinn gets his first start against the Broncos in Cleveland (on NFL Network).
“I feel for him,” Quinn told The Plain Dealer. “I was upset for him. A lot of people see this as a sport and a business, but there’s definitely friendships that extend way off the field. He’s like family to me. So it’s tough to see him go through that and see the way he was treated here.” MORE