Browns will give Jason Campbell a shot to start at QB


The Cleveland Browns added veteran quarterback Jason Campbell on Tuesday evening. Campbell has started 71 games during his NFL career and is only two years older then Brandon Weeden who was the Browns first round pick last year.

Last season Campbell made one start for the Chicago Bears. In that game he was victimized by the San Francisco 49ers thanks in part to a porous Bears offensive line.

Mary Kay Cabot¬† of the Plain Dealer noted a Brown’s team source which said that Campbell’s contract “is strong” and that he would get a chance to compete for the starting gig.

“I just thought it is a good opportunity, and it’s a young football team that’s growing and ready to compete,” Campbell told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I like the things that they are doing here in trying to turn things around and get going in the right direction.”

The Browns are planning to implement a down field passing attack under new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Campbell, much like Weeden, fits the Browns idea of a big armed quarterback.

Campbell has made his way around the NFL but in his eight year career has 76 touchdowns, 52 interceptions and a 82.5 quarterback rating.

In his first season Brandon Weeden threw for 3,385 yards but threw 14 touchdowns against 17 interceptions.