It’s a rumor that started locally, and now seems to be spreading like wildfire. That rumor is that the loser in the Cleveland Browns QB battle between Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson will be either released or traded. That rumor even showed up right here on NFLGridironGab.com as Browns play-by-play man Jim Donovan said as such in his interview with us on “Gridiron Gabbin” on Wednesday. Donovan said that the organization wants to keep Ken Dorsey around, but cannot possibly keep four quarterbacks, meaning that the loser of Frye and Anderson will be sent packing.
To start, Anderson was given the role of starting during what was a very strong series of mini camps. He seemed to have a grip on the position, but then as training camp started, he seemed to fall behind Frye, and now it looks as with three preseason games left, Frye has the spot, for now, locked up. If that lasts or not, is anyones guess. The wildcard in the whole thing is Brady Quinn, rookie QB that everyone in Cleveland is eagerly awaiting to see. Many have already stated that Quinn will be starting at somepoint in 2007, so the winner of Frye-Anderson may only be the starter for so long.
There were rumors that the Browns were floating Frye’s name out there after the Browns drafted Quinn back in late April. There were no takers, so his name was quickly thrown back in the hat as far as possibly being a starter was concerned. Now though, he may be the biggest loser if he does not keep in control and win the top spot, as he could find himself looking for a new team before opening day.