When the Browns signed quarterback Jason Campbell this summer, many thought he could beat-out the incumbent Brandon Weeden for the starting job.
Now, he’s been named the starting QB, a role he figures to hold for as long as he stays healthy. He was 4-2 with a 84.2 QB rating as a starter in 2011 for the Oakland Raiders. He was injured in a game vs the Browns and missed final 10 games.
For his career, he’s 31-40 as a starter, a 82.5 rating. Last season, he was a backup for the Chicago Bears and made one start in a 32-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He was 14/22 passing for only 107 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Campbell will be the 20th different quarterback to start a game for the Browns since 1999. He draws the difficult task of facing the league’s best pass-rushing team, the Kansas City Chiefs, who lead the NFL with 35 sacks.