Derek Anderson Is Playing Like a Star

As much as I’ve verbally dry-humped Randy Moss, the Patriots, and a few other players this year, there’s one man to whom I’ve devoted a tremendous amount of praise. If you saw my week 10 picks, you would know that it’s none other than Browns QB Derek Anderson. A few weeks ago, I proclaimed that Derek Anderson was playing like a star this year. Naturally, I drew a few blanks from the crowd with the statement. I gave my argument, but it’s been hard to win people over. So let me just say it here for all of you: Derek Anderson right now is the third best quarterback in the league behind Manning and Brady.

Crazy, right? Sure, you could make an argument for Romo, Favre, Roethlisberger, but no, in my opinion, you would be wrong. The same player who was apparently beaten out in the preseason by Charlie effing Frye, has developed into an elite quarterback in the NFL. I’m not saying he’s going to keep it up the rest of the season, but I think it must be acknowledged that he is straight up balling right now. The Browns have become a scoring machine, and Anderson is connecting with receivers Braylon Edwards, Kellen Winslow Jr., and Joe Jurevicius on the regular.

My man Michael David Smith had a great article this week pointing out that the Ravens originally drafted Anderson but waived him. Clearly neither they nor the Browns realized what they had. Now I’m not anointing him as the next great NFL quarterback, but I’m comfortable saying that Brady Quinn can only aspire to be as good as Derek Anderson has played over the past two months. The Browns have the best possible problem on their hands.

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    once again homey you impress me. Im a big Browns fan from Rochester NY and am loving the Derek Anderson air show. I understand Brady Quinn is waiting in the wings, but hopefully the Browns will have a good qb problem similar to tht of Kitna/Palmer and Brees/Rivers.

    It is just so refershing to actually see the Browns score some points and hold onto leads. Ill be happy if they finish 8-8 this year.

    O and Shawn Salisbury on the 4 letter network can shut it. he says the browns are his favorite team to watch all while bashing them preseason, not picking them to win more than 4 games, and saying how bad they are.

    keep up the good work!

  • http://svpstyle.com ScottVanPeltStyle.com

    Maybe that Troy Smith thing will work out for the birds, considering D. Anderson didn’t.

  • SpinMax

    Salisbury is the biggest hypocrite on that network. He’ll come on friday and say how terrible a team is, but after the team wins that weekend you can be sure he’ll be singing their praises the next monday and make it sound like he was with them all along.