The Cleveland Browns haven’t been as aggressive as many expected them to be in free agency but that’s not stopping them from attaching their names to a number of players. After swinging and missing on a chance to sign Cliff Avril, the Browns have moved to the other side of the ball and are looking at bringing in a quarterback to spice up a much needed competition at the position.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer the Browns are showing an interest in 31-year old free agent quarterback Jason Campbell.
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Campbell is a classic example of a guy with talent that could never find the right footing in the NFL. He started in Washington, Oakland and Chicago but did so sporadically, with his job in Washington being the most consistent of his career. The Browns need some depth and talent at quarterback as currently Brandon Weeden is virtually unchallenged for the job. Backup Colt McCoy could end up vying for the job but the job in Cleveland can’t be a two dog race and it needs a third party as an x-factor.
The Bears are still interested in bringing Campbell back and he’s also drawn interest from the New York Jets but at this point, it’s anyone’s guess as to where Campbell will sign. Cleveland is a hot spot though, as Campbell is still at a point in his career where he can start and he’ll likely choose a destination where a starting gig is a real possibility.