While the city of Cleveland screams and yells for its Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, the Browns are quietly staying out of the spotlight as they run a mini-camp at their headquarters in Berea. One player that can’t seem but help be in the spotlight is first round pick Brady Quinn. The Notre Dame quarterback is in a tough position of knowing that he should have been drafted higher, but because he was not, the money he wants may not be there when his agent and the Browns sit down to talk about a deal.
Phil Savage, Browns General Manager, knows how tough it is going to be to try to get a deal done and make both sides happy, but he says it’s something that must be done. “On the surface, you’d like to think he’s the 22nd pick in the draft so it’s going to be stair-stepped,” Savage said. “Wait for 21, wait for 23 and 22 slots in there. But his side is going to think that there is going to be a premium with the quarterback position. There’s going to be a natural argument built in to this negotiation.”
Quinn has already talked about the deal that will eventually get him wearing Brown and Orange on Sunday’s this fall, but is not ready to take for granted that a holdout is coming. “At this point, I really haven’t played the scenario out in my head,” he said. “I’m just trying to take it day by day. Especially in a situation where it’s so competitive, I can’t look ahead toward things. We’ve still got practices. And they’re all very competitive.” There is no for sure that Quinn is even going to start this season, as a matter a fact, many think it would be better for him to sit the bench and allow Charlie Frye, last seasons starter, to begin the season, and see where things fall where they may. For Quinn, he just wants to work hard and see where the situation ends up. “I’m just trying to work hard, make a name for myself here on the Browns and hopefully help our team,” Quinn said.