Brady Quinn Traded to Denver: Fantasy Impact

Fantasy KnuckleheadsCorrespondent IMarch 14, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns motions to hand off the ball during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 20, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Browns defeated the Chiefs 41-34. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns dealt quarterback/”hotty” Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos for fullback Peyton Hillis , a sixth-round pick in 2011, and a conditional pick in 2012.

Earlier this week, the Browns traded for quarterback Seneca Wallace from Seattle and signed former Carolina signal caller Jake Delhomme . They also released former Pro Bowler Derek Anderson .

The fallout from this deal is very clear for the Browns, and the polar opposite for Denver.

In Cleveland, it now appears that Delhomme is their starting quarterback. The Browns will likely address the position now through the draft, but considering the $7 million guaranteed that the Browns handed Delhomme and the subsequent house-cleaning by new President Mike Holmgren , it looks like Delhomme’s going to be under center for them in 2010.

In Denver… wow.

Quinn joins restricted free agent Kyle Orton and Chris Simms in the competition to be under center for the Broncos. Simms is most likely to be the odd man out, but the competition between Orton and Quinn looks a lot like it could be the same situation the Browns had last year. Quinn has all the hype and pedigree; Orton all the results.

And there’s still the potential that whomever wins the QB job won’t have Brandon Marshall to catch the ball any more.

Keep an eye on the quarterback situation in Denver throughout the spring and summer. This will undoubtedly be an interesting competition.

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