No position on the Browns has more competition heading into training camp than at quarterback, making it a perfect position to kick off our training camp coverage for the 2007-2008 season. The competition really began last season, when Derek Anderson scampered up the sideline against the Kansas City Chiefs for an amazing 33-yard run in overtime. Anderson put himself on the map, much like Kelly Holcomb once did for the Browns. Charlie Frye isn't going to give up his starting role from last season without a fight though, and that's exactly what we have heading into camp. The dark horse is of course Brady Quinn, an individual whom the Browns happened to select in the first round of the draft.
STARTING QUARTERBACK - CHARLIE FRYE
Exp: 3 years
The Browns have improved their offensive line and running game to the point where Frye deserves another chance to prove himself. He was sacked 44 times in only 13 games, which often forced him into desperation efforts. The X-factor for Frye is his mobility, which was displayed brilliantly before he went down with an injury against the Chiefs. I still have faith that if Frye's pass attempts are kept to a minimum per game, his mobility will open up more opportunities for the offense than Anderson can provide. In a best case scenario, Frye would thrive off of the Drew Brees syndrome and create a much more pleasant quarterback controversy for the future: which good quarterback do you start?
BACKUP QUARTERBACKS - DEREK ANDERSON, BRADY QUINN
Exp: 3 years
RELEASED - KEN DORSEY
Exp: 5 years
Tomorrow, we continue on the offensive side of the ball as I'll analyze the running backs and fullbacks.