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What Are Kellen Winslow's Words Worth?

Erin McLaughlinSenior Analyst IIApril 14, 2009

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 6:  Kellen Winslow #80 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by Marquand Manuel #33 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter of their NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium November 6, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

As all Browns fans are aware, former Brown Kellen Winslow recently was asked his view on who should be the Browns quarterback.

He didn't beat around the bush, and said Brady Quinn. He added that it was an easy choice that shouldn't require a competition.

Here is his statement.

"Just give (Quinn) a chance,” said Winslow, who was traded to the Buccaneers last month. “He is a leader. He is coming into his own. I really don’t get what’s the hard decision up there. My choice would be Brady Quinn.

“I love Derek Anderson. Great quarterback. It just didn’t work out. (Quinn) has tremendous upside. Very calm, very mature and, I mean, give the guy a chance. What’s the big deal? I really don’t get it. This guy is coming in...he has worked his tail off.

“I bet you he is there working out right now.

“I don’t know if he is the better quarterback, I am just saying I think he is the guy for the future,” Winslow said. “That is all I am saying. Derek Anderson is a great quarterback. Don’t get me wrong. He’s a Pro Bowler.

“I just think the quarterback of the future is Brady Quinn. And he has tremendous upside, and that’s just my personal opinion.”

So what does this mean? How much value do you place in Winslow's comments?

I personally think it says a lot.

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For starters, he is the one guy who has been in the huddle with both QBs. He went to the Pro Bowl with DA as his QB, but still endorsed Quinn.

Also, he really doesn't have anything to gain by saying it. The Buccaneers will play the Browns once every four years. That is unless they meet in the Super Bowl and I would love to see the Vegas odds on that. He would have no reason not to speak the truth.

Having said all of this, it will still ultimately be Mankok's decision. However, if it becomes a close competition Winslow's comments may be seriously looked at.

That is my take on it. I would love to hear what others think of what Winslow said.

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