As free agent quarterback Jake Delhomme takes his tour of teams interested in offering him a contract, he’s hoping to find one team that will offer him a starting job.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, citing a league source, that Delhomme, who spent Thursday with the Browns, would love to sign with Cleveland if he has a chance to start. But if he’s going to be standing on the sidelines holding a clipboard, the Louisiana native would probably rather be in New Orleans, where he could be near his family and possibly hold a clipboard during the Super Bowl.
It’s not clear what the Browns told Delhomme about his chances of starting in Cleveland, but it’s certainly conceivable that he could beat out Seneca Wallace and/or Brady Quinn in a training camp competition. It’s inconceivable that he could start in New Orleans as long as Drew Brees is healthy.
Delhomme is heading to New Orleans today, and there are indications that the Saints will offer him a contract. But the Saints can’t offer him an opportunity to start. The Browns can.