With Seneca Wallace back in Cleveland, it seems like it’s only a matter of time until Jake Delhomme gets the boot. The Browns say that’s not the case, although Delhomme will have to accept a pay cut from his $5.4 million salary to stay.
“I don’t think I can answer [if Delhomme will accept a paycut] right now,” Heckert told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “I think Jake really likes Cleveland.”
Heckert went on to say it’s not “super far out” to imagine Delhomme returning to Cleveland. Coach Pat Shurmur also said he’d like Delhomme back in a veteran mentor-type role to Colt McCoy.
That’s going to be one massive pay cut if he returns. It sounds like Seneca Wallace was brought back to back up McCoy, so how much can they really pay a third-stringer?
Basically, Delhomme has to decide what sort of role he’s comfortable with. If he’s not willing to be a No. 3 quarterback, he may not remain in the NFL any longer.