Not that anyone believed Brady Quinn would be traded, but a few things contributed to the rumor yesterday, including...
- The fact that the trade deadline is approaching
- Mangini said Derek Anderson will remain the starting QB
- Quinn put his house in Avon Lake up for sale
Today, both Eric Mangini and Brady Quinn addressed this rumors:
(On if the team if looking to move Quinn): "We're not looking to move Brady Quinn. He's focused on Pittsburgh ... We get calls all the time that we listen to, but Brady is a Cleveland Brown and it's not anything we're looking to do.''
(On whether he would request a trade): "No, that's not my nature to do something like that. I have a contract with the Browns and I intend to play that out."
(On if putting his house up for sale indicates he is anticipating a trade): "No, that indicates a house is for sale," Quinn said. "I appreciate the free advertising. It doesn't have anything to do with what we're here for -- prepare for Pittsburgh. I'm a guy who doesn't want to continue to drive 30 minutes to the facility every day (from Avon Lake). I'm a bachelor who lives in a house that has maybe too much upkeep. There's other reasons (to sell it). I'm trying to downsize."
For now, that settles it...until we see another morning headline in a day or so on ESPN that says "QUINN DEALT!" ;)