The Cleveland Browns currently have three injured quarterbacks. Brian Hoyer suffered a torn ACL earlier in the year while Jason Campbell is recovering from a concussion suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Brandon Weeden is recovering from a concussion suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Campbell’s situation is described as day to day and he could conceivably be ready to play when the Browns go to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots. The Browns also have Alex Tanney, whom they signed off of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad last week and Caleb Hanie, who was signed this week.
Head Coach Rob Chudzinski announced today that the quarterback situation is ‘fluid’ and has not named a quarterback for Sunday. They have Tanney and Hanie practicing but also may be holding out hope that Campbell will be ready to play. In either case, the Browns do not have to announce a quarterback, so they are not going to and Bill Belichick and the Patriots can prepare for three different mediocre options.
While people may call this a cheap ploy to try to make the Patriot sweat, it is more likely they really do not have an answer at this point. They are going to take advantage of every minute they have to weigh the decision and could name a starter Friday or just run a quarterback out there when the game starts. The luck the Browns have had this year at the quarterback position has been putrid as they potentially trot out their fourth quarterback this season.