SI.com's Peter King Predicts Mike Holmgren will Stick with Brady Quinn

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMarch 2, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns checks the defensive alignment 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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One of, if not the biggest question facing the Cleveland Browns and President Mike Holmgren is who will play quarterback for the Browns come opening day of the 2010 season.

Holmgren is a master of the quarterback position and he was obviously given a big paycheck to fix the Browns' quarterback woes first and foremost since there has not been stability at the position since Bernie Kosar.

Peter King of si.com , who writes his "Monday Morning Quarterback" article weekly stating his views of everything NFL and more said after talking with Holmgren at the NFL Combine, he is convinced that Brady Quinn will be the starter for the Browns.

A key point to include in this is that Holmgren does not want a quarterback competition and needs at least two full seasons of starts to fully learn the pro game.

King also stated it looks like Holmgren will look to pick a young quarterback in the later rounds of the 2010 draft.

This move would obviously be made as a backup plan just in case Quinn does not pan out as the starter and the younger quarterback would be groomed appropriately.

What has been noted by Holmgren regarding Quinn was how impressed he was with the quarterback when the Browns moved to more of no-huddle offense at mid-season of 2009.

Quinn only had two weeks to prepare for the change, but since he was a quick study and a student of the game, he picked it up very quickly and ran it well.

Even with all the younger players on the field for the last half of the season, Quinn managed the game well and made sure everyone was in place before snapping the ball.

Quinn's ability to read defenses should also be noted, because he showed his film study ethics during games and was able to make adjustments at the line too.

Now if only he can get the ball out to receivers, who also need to catch the ball, and show the same level of skill passing he showed during the Lions and Charger games of 2009.

Obviously, with Derek Anderson due a $2 million bonus in March, the answer at quarterback will be coming sooner than later. Finally.


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