The Browns’ solution to a possible long work stoppage? Bring back more of the same at quarterback.
Cleveland agreed to a new three-year contract with quarterback Seneca Wallace Thursday night, just beating the midnight deadline before the league year officially closes.
It’s a bit of a surprise and should spell the eventual end to Jake Delhomme’s run in Cleveland. The Browns currently have Wallace, Delhomme, and Colt McCoy on the roster. Mark Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer says Wallace is expected to be the backup to McCoy, although Wallace said a few weeks ago he wanted a chance to start if he was going to return.
Pat Shurmur is expected to install a West Coast offense, similar to the one Wallace played in Seattle when Mike Holmgren was his coach.
Our first reaction to this move was that Holmgren panicked again, like he did when he signed Delhomme too quickly last offseason. Is bringing back the same crew at quarterback really the way for the Browns to get better?
After thinking more about it, this could just be a vote of confidence for McCoy. The Browns apparently aren’t going to try to upgrade the veteran paired with McCoy. It should be McCoy’s offense in 2011, good or bad.
(And if it’s bad, Wallace can take over.)