With a depth chart that consists of one quarterback still healing from an ACL tear suffered in Week 5 of last season and another known more for his trick shots, the Cleveland Browns are set to work out a couple gunslingers during their voluntary minicamp this week.
Both Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen have been slated to participate in workouts for the Browns as Cleveland looks to end a 15-year drought at the quarterback position.
Young, who was the third overall pick in 2006 by the Tennessee Titans, spent portions of the offseason in 2012 and 2013 with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers, respectively. The two-time Pro Bowler hasn’t been able to land on a roster since backing up Michael Vick in 2011 for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thigpen, a seventh-round pick in 2007 by the Minnesota Vikings, became a free agent this year following his three seasons as a backup in Buffalo.
For both players it’s going to be an extremely hard, uphill battle if they expect to make the Browns’ 2014 roster.
Likely drafting their 21st starting quarterback in the past 15 seasons this year, many have phenom Johnny Manziel going to Cleveland with the fourth overall pick.
Whether it’s Manziel or one of the other handful of quarterbacks slotted to be drafted in the first three rounds, the Browns are still going to need arms to help with offseason workouts. Bringing in a couple of veterans might not be a bad idea to show a rookie the ropes.