Team sign Quarterback to give Brandon Weeden competition during 2013 training camp.
The Cleveland Browns have signed former Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins Quarterback Jason Campbell to a two-year deal, in an attempt to challenge second year starter Brandon Weeden during the off-season.
After spending a season as the backup in Chicago to Jay Cutler, Jason Campbell has moved to the Browns, where he can be a challenger to Brandon Weeden for the starting Quarterback role.
Campbell has had a very up and down career in the NFL. After being drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2005, Campbell struggled in the capital – in large part to poor coaching and a terrible offensive line.
He was then traded to Oakland, where he began to show promise as a genuine starter, but a string of injuries led to him losing the position there too.
Finally after spending a year on the bench in Chicago, it seems the 31-year old has another opportunity to prove his worth.
While Weeden will be the starter heading into of-season workouts, a strong showing from Campbell will only increase his chances of getting more playing time during pre-season games.
While the New York Jets may be the most interesting Quarterback battle this off-season, there is no doubt that it will be worth keeping an eye on the Cleveland Browns too, and it may just be that Campbell will be a starter by week one of the 2013 season.