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Brady Quinn to the Broncos

Can you say quarterback controversy? 

The Broncos have traded fullback Peyton Hillis and two conditional draft picks to the Browns for quarterback Brady Quinn, according to FoxSports' Jay Glazer.

It's a huge move, especially because the Broncos were sniffing around about Quinn (pictured) during last year's Jay Cutler trade talks. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels obviously likes what he sees from Quinn, despite his unimpressive career in Cleveland.

And Browns new team president Mike Holmgren, who is quickly remaking the team in his own image, was clearly not sold on either Quinn or Derek Anderson, who was released on Wednesday. Holmgren has already traded for Seneca Wallace and signed Jake Delhomme, and it's quite possible he'll use the No. 7 pick on Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen. It's conceivable Holmgren might have to trade higher to get Clausen based on demand at the position.

What happens in Denver isn't certain, but there will no doubt be a major issue at quarterback. After all, McDaniels traded Cutler to the Bears last year in exchange for Kyle Orton, so it's conceivable the coach will open up the competition at the team's most important position.

Orton got off to a terrific start last year, helping the Broncos go 6-0. But Denver went 2-8 the rest of the way to miss the playoffs.

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