In the span of five days, Mike Holmgren has brought two quarterbacks to Cleveland to replace the guys that he inherited.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jake Delhomme has agreed to a two-year deal with the Browns. He won’t make his visit to New Orleans.
Delhomme wanted a chance to start, and he’ll have that in Cleveland. He and Seneca Wallace figure to compete to start. Based on Wallace’s history with Holmgren and Delhomme’s play last season, we’d bet on Wallace.
It’s a motley quarterback group, and it’s fair for Browns fans to wonder how much the team is really upgrading. Holmgren and Eric Mangini clearly have no use for Brady Quinn, who looks as good as gone.
The Delhomme move is especially questionable because it reduces the team’s flexibility. Forget trading for one of the Eagles quarterbacks now. The Browns still need to find a young quarterback to develop.
The one thing saving this signing is Holmgren’s track record with quarterbacks. That helps him get the benefit of the doubt for now.
But that only lasts until Delhomme’s first three interception game.