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Trotter's Take: Anderson Rising
Jim Trotter
November 05, 2007
The biggest surprise of 2007 may be the play of quarterback Derek Anderson. Since replacing Charlie Frye early in the Browns' opener, Anderson has thrown 17 touchdowns against eight interceptions while leading 4--3 Cleveland to its best start since 2001. Anderson can become a restricted free agent after the season, and if he and the Browns don't agree on an extension, Cleveland figures to give Anderson the high tender ($2.562 million next year), meaning any team that signed him would have to give the Browns first- and third-round picks—too high a price for a player who's had one good season. What's it all mean for first-round pick Brady Quinn? Likely another season on the bench.
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November 05, 2007

Trotter's Take: Anderson Rising

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The biggest surprise of 2007 may be the play of quarterback Derek Anderson. Since replacing Charlie Frye early in the Browns' opener, Anderson has thrown 17 touchdowns against eight interceptions while leading 4--3 Cleveland to its best start since 2001. Anderson can become a restricted free agent after the season, and if he and the Browns don't agree on an extension, Cleveland figures to give Anderson the high tender ($2.562 million next year), meaning any team that signed him would have to give the Browns first- and third-round picks—too high a price for a player who's had one good season. What's it all mean for first-round pick Brady Quinn? Likely another season on the bench.

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