Kellen Winslow spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February. Therefore, the tight end has a unique perspective on the Browns’ quarterback quandary.
Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn are expected to fight for the Browns’ starting job in training camp, and The Dayton Daily News reports that Winslow revealed to Sirius NFL Radio which QB he believes should be under center in Cleveland next season:
- “I would say Brady Quinn. I love Derek Anderson. Great quarterback. It just didn’t work out. Brady Quinn is coming in, he has tremendous upside. Very calm, very mature and, I mean, give the guy a chance. What’s the big deal? I really don’t get it. This guy is coming in, he has worked his tail off. I bet you he is there working out right now. Just give him a chance. He is a leader, he is coming into his own. I really don’t get what’s the hard decision up there. My choice would be Brady Quinn.”
Quinn, one of the Browns’ two first-round draft picks in 2007, started three games for the Browns last season and threw for 518 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Anderson, who made the Pro Bowl in 2007, struggled in his nine starts last season, throwing nine touchdown passes and eight interceptions.