Cleveland Browns Rumors: Team to Work Out QB Jeff Garcia?
The Cleveland Browns‘ quarterback situation isn’t the greatest. The franchise thought it had found its QB in Brandon Weeden last year in the first round, but a season and a half into his career, things aren’t really panning out. Weeden was temporarily replaced by Brian Hoyer earlier this year, but an ACL tear ended his campaign. Which was a shame, because Hoyer was really playing well at the time of his injury.
Since Weeden has gotten back under center, the Browns have yet to win another game. So it’s with that reality, that former NFL QB Jeff Garcia has reached out to the Browns about becoming their signal-caller. That’s right, the Jeff Garcia that’s 43 years old and the one who hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2008.
“I actually reached out to the Browns and said ‘work me out, take a look’, I’m open to the opportunity,” said Garcia during a recent interview.
To this point, there’s been no word at all that the Browns are interested in bringing him in. But just the fact that he pitched himself to the team, really speaks volumes about their QB situation.
To me, Weeden is clearly not the guy. His backup, Jason Campbell, is also clearly not the answer. I do think that the Browns will ride out the rest of the season with Weeden, but that Hoyer will likely get his job back in 2014. He’s still under contract for next season at the bargain rate of $1.25 million. If his knee is fully healthy, he should get the first crack at the starting job. That is unless the Browns select another QB in this year’s draft.