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QB Quinn says he still wants to start for Browns

Associated Press

Updated: March 2, 2008, 3:28 PM ET

CLEVELAND -- Browns quarterback Brady Quinn expects to compete for the starting job despite Derek Anderson's $24 million, three-year contract.

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"My whole goal is preparing myself and getting ready to try to take over the starting job and lead this team," Quinn said Saturday during an appearance at an auto show.

Anderson agreed to his new deal Friday, a move that took him off the restricted free-agent market. The contract includes $14.5 million guaranteed.

General manager Phil Savage says Anderson is the clear starter entering training camp. Anderson threw 29 TD passes last season and led the Browns to 10 wins.

Quinn understands the situation and even applauded Anderson's signing, but doesn't plan on carrying a clipboard again. His mind-set is "just competing and try to take this team to the playoffs, something we weren't able to do last year."

The Browns traded their first-round pick in 2008 for the chance to draft Quinn No. 22 last April.

He looked good in preseason after holding out, then spent the final 15 weeks of the regular season as Anderson's backup and didn't throw a pass until the finale, when he went 3-for-8 for 45 yards.

Coach Romeo Crennel will open camp with Anderson the starter, but maintained competition breeds success.

"Both of those guys are going to compete," he said Saturday at team headquarters in Berea. "And then we'll see who gives us the best chance."

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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He should be lucky in the position he's in. If Anderson plays bad he'll step into a good spot, a team with a good defense and a GREAT offensive line. The Cleveland Browns are SB contenders!

You need to have two good QB's in this league, it's too easy to get hurt and not having a solid backup QB can hurt your chances at making the playoffs.

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No trade the 6th for Larry Fitzgerald and next season's 1 for Quinn!

Force the issue with Clevland. They dont have a first round pick this year. They have a QB they just signed and gave $14M in guarentees too. Their offense is nasty.

Send the 6th pick there way. They can draft Gholston at 6 to help build up that D.

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The browns have a fair amount of money tied up in the QB position huh

Quinn's not going to see most of the money in his rookie deal. He got MAJOR incentive clauses written into it, but he can't reach any of them if he doesn't play. Otherwise, a #22 overall pick or whatever he was barely makes over $2M/yr & if he stays as the backup his contract averages less than $2M per year (5 yrs / $9.25M according to rotoworld.com). We now pay Sione Pouha more than that amount to be a backup NT.

Having two QB's they have confidence in is a good problem for the Browns to have. Quinn fits under their cap easily plus they have the flexibility of moving him if the right deal comes along.

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brady quinn a jet i will go crazy be one of the happiest guy alive, even tho i love kellen just brady quinn is amazing im a notre dame fan and jets fan so that be a dream come true.

Gee A ND fan. Too bad you didn't actually GO to ND and learn about sentence structure and the use of proper punctuation. Reading your posts is brutal. :P

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