The Plain Dealer says today that the Browns are not going to deal the loser of the QB derby – Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson:
Regardless of how the Browns’ quarterback competition shakes out, coach Eric Mangini envisions keeping both Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson for the 2009 season. “In my mind, Brady and DA will both be here,” Mangini said Sunday on the second day of training camp. So unless a team desperate for a starting quarterback makes him an offer he can’t refuse, both will be around.
That doesn’t necessarily mean both will see the field. Mangini said once he makes up his mind — and there’s still no timetable — he’ll stick with his man and not try to platoon them. “Once you make that decision, you go with that decision, and at that point you move forward with that group,” he said.
This is rather obvious, as no one is going to give up much for Anderson if he loses the QB battle, and I think long term the team wants to keep Quinn.
Problem is, Anderson has already been out there for trade value, and no one really wanted to give up much for him. As it sounds, the Browns should just keep them both and have whatever happens, happens.