Not long after reports emerged that the Browns had signed quarterback Jason Campbell, the Browns announced the move.
“Jason is an established leader who has started a number of games in this league and has had success,” coach Rob Chudzinski said in a release issued by the team. “He brings us a veteran presence and a good set of physical tools. He played in a similar system when he was in Oakland and that will help in his transition.”
“We are excited to have Jason as a member the Cleveland Browns,” Browns CEO Joe Banner said. “He is a veteran player who has been productive throughout his career and will be a good addition to our team.”
The release makes no mention of whether Campbell will compete for the starting job, whether he will be given the starting job, or whether he will serve as the backup to Brandon Weeden. Regardless, he’s the first new quarterback acquired this year by a team with a new owner, new CEO, new G.M., and new coach.