Browns coach Eric Mangini said today he's sticking with Derek Anderson, despite the fact he's the lowest-rated passer in the NFL with a 40.6 rating.
Mangini said he still thinks Anderson "gives us the best chance right now to move the ball. I know his numbers haven't been impressive, but he hasn't been alone in producing those numbers.''
He cited the dropped passes over the previous few weeks. He also pointed to good plays such as the 21-yard pass to tight end Michael Gaines to the Green Bay 1-yard line that almost went for a touchdown.
Mangini also stressed that not using Brady Quinn has nothing to do with keeping him from getting 70 percent of the plays, which would trigger $10.9 million in contract escalators.
"Nothing,'' said Mangini. "Zero.''