Brady Quinn is one step away from being the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback.
Coming off a 34-7 opening season loss to Pittsburgh, the Browns traded week 1 starter Charlie Frye to Seattle for a 6th-round draft pick.
3-year veteran Derek Anderson, who replaced Frye in game 1, will start this week.
Quinn will now be the immediate backup. The Browns also signed Ken Dorsey as its number three QB. Dorsey will also serve as a mentor for Quinn.
"This move obviously clarifies our quarterback situation," general manager Phil Savage said.
"Some people think we're doing some kind of experiment, but we're not. We're trying to win and unfortunately things got derailed Sunday before it even got started."
Quinn is getting closer to becoming the team's starter, according to Savage.
"We want to be able to give him a full gamut of plays and give him a chance to have some success," Savage explained. "I don't know if that happens in two weeks, four weeks, six weeks."
"The important thing in the big picture is that we develop Brady Quinn in the right way. That is the most important thing that we have to do this year and that's what we're trying to do this year. And, win."