Anderson was a 3 year starter at Oregon State and was the first QB to lead the team to 3 bowl games during the school's 112-year history. Anderson holds 20 passing records in Oregon State's history. His coach at Oregon State was Mike Riley who is a good friend of Brown's General Manager Phil Savage. When the Baltimore Ravens placed Anderson on waivers Riley called his old friend and told him to pick up Anderson, and that he wouldn't regret it.
Well, Savage and the Browns have not regretted it. New Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski, has liked Anderson's strong-arm since the beginning but the team went with Charlie Frye to start the season. But after not doing anything against the Steelers in the opener Frye got traded away and Anderson has stepped in just fine.
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