I offer up this tidbit for the enjoyment of those who find the ongoing debate on the Browns QB situation to be insatiable. I recently spoke with someone I will identify as a league source. This person does not work for an NFL team but works with NFL teams and has a prominent name. I asked, "Whom do you think will wind up starting at QB for the Browns?" Without hesitation, the answer was, "Brady Quinn." The person went on to say that the Browns had two "very subtantial" trade offers for Quinn - each involved a #1 draft pick -- and declined to trade him. The source would not speculate on whether a trade of Quinn might have been blocked by owner Randy Lerner. The source believes that there will be a true "open competition" between Quinn and Derek Anderson and that Quinn will prevail.
The source does not believe that newly acquired ex-Jet Brett Ratliff will be thrown into the open competition.