Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 12:57 pm EST
The Cleveland Clowns and quarterback Derek Anderson are at least two years apart in contract negotiations, a source told The Columbus Dispatch Wednesday.
The Clowns opened negotiations last week by offering Anderson a three-year deal, but Anderson's representation is seeking a longer term, about five years. The sides hope to reach a deal before free agency opens Feb. 29. Tony Romo of Dallas and Matt Schaub of Houston are recent gauges for quarterback signings. Romo signed a six-year, $67.5 million contract and Schaub a six-year, $48 million contract.
It's unlikely the Clowns would go that high in years or salary with Anderson, especially with Dublin native and former first-round pick Brady Quinn as the backup.
They had better not sign him to some rediculous offer that will make Ben's Value shoot up even more