Cleveland Browns announce Jason Campbell will get start on Sunday
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski revealed on Wednesday to the media that Jason Campbell, not Brandon Weeden, will be under center when the team faces the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
According to a tweet from Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, Chudzinski believes in Campbell, a 32-year-old who played sparingly (and not impressively) for the Chicago Bears last season, saying,”He’s been productive, leadership, gives us best chance.”
Te switch at quarterback is a dire indication of just how bad it has gotten at the QB position in Cleveland after Brian Hoyer, who provided a spark in his few games, went down with a torn ACL during a win over the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 3 and was lost for the season. It is also a severe indictment of the ability of Weeden to become the franchise quarterback the Browns hoped he would be when the team drafted him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Campbell’s ascension to starter means that he becomes the third starting quarterback the Browns have trotted out this season, never a good indicator of success, a sad fact that the Minnesota Vikings have also realized.
Not only that, it provides yet another piece of evidence just how much the Browns have struggled in finding a long-term solution at the quarterback position.
Campbell will be the mind-boggling 20th quarterback to start at QB for the Browns since 1999.
It looks like this young lady is going to need to update her jersey. Again.
Ouch. That hurts.
[H/T NFL.com, Shutdown Corner]