New Browns president and head football honcho Mike Holmgren made what appeared to be a fairly insignificant trade for Seahawks backup quarterback Seneca Wallace.

But Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer suggests this could be a far more important transaction than it would appear. In fact, Grossi suggests that it's not impossible Wallace could be the starter this year over Brady Quinn (pictured) and 2007 Pro Bowler Derek Anderson, who waged a mostly futile competition last year before Quinn won the starting job and then got hurt.

Anderson is likely to be released sometime this month, leaving Quinn as the likely starter. But Grossi says it's not out of the realm of possibility that Wallace's arrival might also signal Quinn's departure in a trade. My hunch is that Holmgren will give Quinn one more chance this season, but if he doesn't see significant progress, then he'll hand the reins to Wallace and then find a more permanent solution at quarterback, whether it be through the draft or free agency.

There has been some buzz about the Browns acquiring one of the Eagles' quarterbacks — Donovan McNabb or Kevin Kolb — especially since new Browns GM Tom Heckert came over from Philly. But the Eagles have shown no inclination to deal either player.

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Some NFL personnel people liken Kolb to a latter-day Matt Hasselbeck, a once obscure quarterback in Green Bay whom Holmgren traded for when he got to Seattle. But Philly may prefer to keep Kolb, who is signed through 2010, at least through this season in case the Eagles deem him as their own quarterback of the future in the event McNabb falters.

Either way, it's an interesting scenario in Cleveland, where Holmgren is wasting no time putting his stamp on a team that is coached by Eric Mangini ... at least for now. Who knows if Holmgren will be able to resist the temptation of getting back to the sidelines, especially after he has assembled more pieces to his roster.