Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme met the media on Wednesday in Cleveland, and among other things he was asked to explain the decision to choose a team in Ohio over a franchise roughly two hours from his hometown.
The answer comes from the difference between playing, and not playing.
“I had to decide if I still wanted to still try to compete or if I wanted to hold a clipboard,” Delhomme said. “I wasn’t ready for that. I just wasn’t ready for that plain and simple. I wanted to have a chance to come in to compete and play.”
And he’ll definitely have a chance to “compete and play” in Cleveland. The Browns didn’t give him $7 million guaranteed for 2010 because they want him to stand on the sidelines.
In contrast, Seneca Wallace is making $1.5 million in 2010.
Yeah, between the two Delhomme will be the starter. Unless and until he coughs up six turnovers in Week One.