Brady Quinn was regarded the best Q.B in the draft a couple years ago. He has good arm strength, he is smart and has all the things you look for at the Q.B position. He was a first round prospect all the way and probably fell farther than he should have on draft day (Russell). Instead of wasting a 1st round pick on a Q.B this year if Trent doesn't pan out, which it looks like he isn't going to, why not trade for Quinn? I am not saying we are going to take a Q.B in the first, but if we are in the Top Ten, it would be very tempting, especially if we have a new coach. The Browns obviously made it clear that Anderson is their guy. So they have a prime prospect that hasn't really even gotten a shot sitting on the sidelines. Believe me, the Browns are building for the future and they want all the picks they can get. Why not throw them a 3rd and a 5th? or something reasonable. You would have had to use a 1st on this guy in the previous draft and now you can get him for less because of the situation he is in. It would be a steal in that sense.
This move is smart on two fields. First, you make it clear to Trent that we are not satisfied with how he is playing. I am sick and tired of listening to this guy after games say, "I have to look at the tape" "the corner made a great play on the ball"- no trent you under threw the ball by 10 yards! And most of all I am sick of that smirk he has on his face!! There SHOULD be a sense of urgency Trent, because if you don't pan out you lose your job and any chance at starting in this league again!!
Secondly, if this team does bomb with their record and they're in a position to take a Bradford or a Locker or a Tebow, we won't have to draft them and pay them top dollar because we have Quinn. Quinn's contract is not nearly as close to what you will be paying for a top 10 Q.B- see Sanchez and Staffords contracts.
This in my opinion would be a smart move financially. We get a solid Q.B with first round grades, probably comparable to a Bradford caliber Q.B for a lot less than a 1st round and a lot less money wise. Ralph would indorse this idea because this is how he thinks. And honestly, I think this could work out well. My guess is a team like the Rams might make a push for Quinn but if he is not traded by the deadline, that is a talented Q.B sitting the bench. And for you people who thinks Quinn is not that good, i'll tell you he has more upside than Trent, and he is worth a 3rd round pick all day. I would even consider giving them a 2nd. But if we got Stroud for a 3rd and 5th, I would offer similar to that for Quinn, maybe you could even squeeze out giving less since Stroud is a proven DT in this league and Quinn is nothing so far. Could it hurt to call and see what they want for him??? Thoughts?