All is quiet out of Berea regarding the Browns quarterbacks. Mike Holmgren had said a few weeks ago, he hadn’t had time to evaluate the current Cleveland quarterbacks. With reports about the Browns having talks with the Eagles, Holmgren’s evaluations must be over.
With all three Eagle QBs in the last year of their contracts, could Cleveland be interested in one of them? With new GM Tom Heckert coming over from Philadelphia, and having drafted Kevin Kolb, I’d say there is a pretty good chance the Browns are at least seeing what the asking price may be.
Kolb was selected by the Eagles in the 2nd round of the 2007 draft, the same year Cleveland took Brady Quinn with the 22nd pick in the first round. While Quinn has struggled through injuries and inconsistency in his short career, Kolb has played even less in Philadelphia. He did start back to back games last year due to an injury to Donovan McNabb and threw for 718 yards and four touchdowns. That alone would draw the interest of teams in the market for a QB.
At the present, Cleveland has Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson and Brett Ratliff on the roster. Holmgren has stated there will be no QB competition this year. The starter will be in place before training camp. To date, very little if anything has been said about Quinn or Anderson, good or bad. With apparent talks with Philadelphia taking place, it looks like the Browns may be exploring other options in finding a starting QB.
While the Eagles have stated they are not looking to trade Kolb, McNabb or Mike Vick, things could change with the right offer. One thing seems for sure, Holmgren is looking for a quarterback.