The Cavs Have LeBron and Now Shaq, Can Brady Quinn Be the Face of the Browns?

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IJune 25, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18:  Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass against the New York Giants on August 18, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Now that the news has broke that the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a deal with the Phoenix Suns that will bring future Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal to the Cavs, the Cavs now have two big name faces of the franchise: LeBron James and now Shaq.

The Cleveland Indians have had center fielder Grady Sizemore as the face of their franchise for several years now, but what about that other professional team in Cleveland that makes fans crazier than any other Cleveland sport?

The Cleveland Browns.

Who is the Browns' face of their franchise?

Since the Browns rose from the ashes like a Phoenix, there really hasn't been a true face of the franchise.

Tim Couch was supposed to be, but that turned bad really fast.

Then Charlie Frye was supposed to be the guy, bad that went bad really fast, too.

Since Brady Quinn was drafted, he has kind of been the face of the franchise, but he has been a backup quarterback and that does not consist of truly being the face of a franchise.

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So now Eric Mangini is having another quarterback competition to name the starter, but during Mangini's press conferences he has already given hints as to which quarterback he wants to be his starter.

Offensive coordinator Brain Daboll also gave away a little too much information, regarding the quarterback competition by stating within the context of his own words that Quinn is his favorite to win the job, too.

It's pretty obvious that the new offensive scheme is appearing to suit Quinn's talents more so than Derek Anderson's, but Mangini and Daboll might already have their mind made up and are just going through the proper steps to not disrespect Anderson.

Nevertheless, the Browns are in dire need of a face to define their team, and they haven't had a true face since Bernie Kosar back in the 80s and early 90s.

Quinn is more than capable of carrying the franchise on his shoulders. He has the look, the personality, the charisma, and the attitude to do it.

Now he just needs to perform at the high level that all of Cleveland fans expect him to and help turn this team into a winner once again.

Or at the very least for beginners, beat the Steelers this year to end the excruciating losing streak.