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Winslow endorses Quinn

By Marla Ridenour Published: April 3, 2009

Former Browns tight end Kellen Winslow believes quarterback Brady Quinn should get his chance to start this season for Cleveland, Winslow said Thursday on Sirius NFL radio. Winslow was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in late February.

Asked who would be the better quarterback for the Browns in '09, Quinn or Derek Anderson, Winslow said, ''I would say Brady Quinn. I love Derek Anderson. Great quarterback. It just didn’t work out. Brady Quinn is coming in, he 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 has worked his tail off. I bet you he is there working out right now. Just give him a chance. He's a leader, he's coming into his own. I really don’t get what’s the hard decision up there. My choice would be Brady Quinn.''

While Winslow went to the Pro Bowl in 2007 largely based on Anderson's 29-touchdown season, which also earned Anderson a trip to Hawaii, Winslow believes it's Quinn's time.

''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 on Sirius. ''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.''

Winslow also had an opinion on wide receiver Braylon Edwards and the talk of him being traded to the New York Giants, which Browns general manager George Kokinis recently confirmed he explored.

Asked if he believes Edwards will play in Cleveland in 2009, Winslow said, ''For some reason I don’t. I know Braylon would love to go to New York. The Giants would fit him to a 'T' and he would have so much fun up there. I know he loves Cleveland, but New York would be a great fit for him.

''He’s a city guy and, yeah, I know he would love it there.''

“The SIRIUS Blitz” airs weekdays (11:00am - 3:00pm ET) exclusively on SIRIUS NFL Radio (on SIRIUS channel 124

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