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Jason Campbell lands in Cleveland

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The quarterback competition in Cleveland just got a little more competitive.

Per multiple reports, Jason Campbell has signed a two-year deal with the Browns.

He joins a depth chart that currently includes Brandon Weeden, Colt McCoy, and Thaddeus Lewis.

Campbell spent 2012 as Jay Cutler’s backup in Chicago, after being supplanted in Oakland by the acquisition of Carson Palmer.  Chosen by the Redskins in round one of the 2005 draft, Campbell has 71 career starts.

At 31, Campbell is less than two years older that Brandon Weeden, a rookie first-rounder in 2012.

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55 Responses to “Jason Campbell lands in Cleveland”
  1. ravensfan19 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:44 PM

    LMAOOOOOOOO. If Brandon Weeden can’t beat this guy, he Should retire.

  2. briscocountyjr says: Mar 26, 2013 9:44 PM

    Suddenly the bengals have a legit challenger for the division…interesting!

  3. davekezer says: Mar 26, 2013 9:44 PM

    Hey Cleveland, get ready for some sweet check-downs, throwing for 5 yards on 3rd down when you need 8 yards, and heaps of emotionless “I just ate a bland ham sandwich” faces!

  4. fishfiletkray says: Mar 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    Bum City

  5. toocooljoecool says: Mar 26, 2013 9:48 PM

    Haha more competitive? Bro you dehydrated go on and drink some water

  6. chief67 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:49 PM

    SUPER!

  7. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 26, 2013 9:49 PM

    the same team that ruin his life & force a trade for Palmer!!!

  8. ntestarossa says: Mar 26, 2013 9:49 PM

    Good signing, above average player that won with the redskins but injuries hurt a lot of good opportunities.

  9. silverandblack052099 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:49 PM

    Easily the best QB on the roster currently.

  10. randallflagg52 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:50 PM

    I’d give Thaddeus Lewis a chance. Guy came off the practice squad and nearly beat the steelers. steeler fans are still squawking about beating the Ravens where Charlie Batch (a proven vet) played, yet they seem to forget about nearly losing to a Practice Squad player.

  11. ravensfan19 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    Who has the Worst Set of QB’s the Jets, Browns or Cardinals. Even the Washed Up Old Steelers should be able to finish above the Weeden/Campbell Lead Browns LMAOOO

  12. rg3enoughsaid says: Mar 26, 2013 9:52 PM

    Get used to these numbers: 18/32 124yds 2td-2int

  13. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Mar 26, 2013 9:52 PM

    He was selected one pick after Aaron Rodgers. Imagine how things could’ve ended up!

  14. greg0737 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:52 PM

    Four quarterbacks under contract and not a starter among them that’s sad!

  15. kane337 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:52 PM

    Championship!

  16. mayfieldroadboy says: Mar 26, 2013 9:53 PM

    I’m really pissed-off. I beat out Campbell in Chicago but no one from Cleveland called me!

  17. ronmagnifico says: Mar 26, 2013 9:54 PM

    Great signing actually!

  18. boctavious says: Mar 26, 2013 9:55 PM

    So many Browns haters. Boggling.

  19. ososrule says: Mar 26, 2013 9:55 PM

    I feel so bad for Cleveland fans, don’t get excited about this guy. He’s garbage!

  20. Iknoweverything says: Mar 26, 2013 9:56 PM

    The Browns will always be the Browns. MEDIOCRE.

    The organization will always be inept.
    The team will always be talent deficient.
    The fans will always be delusional……..then disappointed…..AGAIN.

    Why doesn’t Goodell just do us all a favor and eliminate the team from the league and let Jimmy play with his truck stop toys that he inherited

  21. ballboy48 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:56 PM

    Weeden is the starter. Campbell will be #2, and Lewis #3. The only competition will be between Campbell and McCoy for backup. I think McCoy is done in Cleveland, and will be traded somewhere.

  22. Iknoweverything says: Mar 26, 2013 9:58 PM

    At least Campbell is a better QB than the one legged, overrated, overhyped fraud in Washington now

  23. pascalswager42 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:59 PM

    Why now?

    Why not feign interest in picking Geno Smith or Barkeley @ #6 for potential trade value to gain a 2nd Round pick?

    It’s not like multiple teams were hot for Jason Campbell…could have done this move in May…

    Not to mention, as a Browns fan, I’m not all that enamored with Campbell…Weeden can give the team the same things for less $$ while you draft and develop your own.

  24. snaponrules says: Mar 26, 2013 9:59 PM

    I was really excited when we brought this guy in to back up cutler. Then watching captain check down lose a couple games I am just as excited to see him go.

  25. brownspower says: Mar 26, 2013 10:00 PM

    What’s going on here? Did Seneca Wallace change his name?
    Man am I excited about about the changes being made to this team, (yawn…).

  26. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 26, 2013 10:03 PM

    Campbell’s best attribute is the cool Air Force cadet mustache.

    He can’t read the field quick enough to anticipate an open receiver. If he doesn’t see a hat wide open, he dumps it.
    Has no deep ball or sideline pass.
    None. Ever. A deep pattern ends with the receiver and DB waiting for the ball to come down like baseball outfielders. His sideline pass generally finds an open man. Standing on the sidelines. Three yards out of bounds.
    Good luck with him. For two years.
    Lol

  27. larryboodry says: Mar 26, 2013 10:08 PM

    I would not mind seeing McCoy now replace Campbell as Jay’s backup in Chicago…He cannot be any worse than Captain Checkdown.

  28. asublimeday says: Mar 26, 2013 10:08 PM

    He’s real bad.

  29. bigwillieslowmcginest says: Mar 26, 2013 10:11 PM

    @davekezer
    “Hey Cleveland, get ready for some sweet check-downs, throwing for 5 yards on 3rd down when you need 8 yards, and heaps of emotionless “I just ate a bland ham sandwich” faces!”

    Get ready? What the hell do you think has been going on here for the past 14 years!?

  30. larryboodry says: Mar 26, 2013 10:13 PM

    Two years? For Jason Campbell? Why?

  31. larryboodry says: Mar 26, 2013 10:15 PM

    Two years!

  32. salutethis says: Mar 26, 2013 10:18 PM

    Campbell Is A Good Qb. The Guy Has Done Alot With A Little..(Chicago Is The Exception) And A Different O-Coord Every Year…Good Player…

  33. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 26, 2013 10:19 PM

    give him a soul glow kit and he looks like dude off coming to america

  34. orivar says: Mar 26, 2013 10:27 PM

    “If Brandon Weeden can’t beat this guy, he Should retire.”

    The things some ‘fans’ say. Jason Campbell is a BALLER! He is a good QB that has had the misfortune of having his career held down by almost every odd and end imaginable. Before the injury he was lighting it up in Oakland.

  35. rextraordinaire says: Mar 26, 2013 10:34 PM

    My favorite part of this all is that he’s only like a year older than Weeden

  36. dawglb says: Mar 26, 2013 10:42 PM

    This move just discredited all of the excitement built up this off-season. SMH.

  37. stunzeed5 says: Mar 26, 2013 10:47 PM

    Solid….but average QB. Decent signing but nothing to write home about. JC is epitome of 50/50.

  38. thefiesty1 says: Mar 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    McCoy is the best of the four if they’d get him some help on the o-line and a top receiver.

  39. ubepunkedagain says: Mar 26, 2013 10:53 PM

    It really isn’t a bad signing, and the guy has played behind some of the worst lines in football over his career and a new offense every year.

    I get the hunch they aren’t done tinkering with the QB position. This could lead to the trade of Weeden while they could still probably get a 4th for him. Not sure if they draft a guy high, trade for Mallett or draft a guy low but something is in the works.

  40. bigzant82 says: Mar 26, 2013 10:53 PM

    trade McCoy for 2nd Round Pick Please
    i love this pick up everybody but McCoy and Lewis have stong arms

  41. pencepost says: Mar 26, 2013 11:03 PM

    Chicago’s backup plan: draft a QB 3rd round or later, and pick up Tebow after the Jets cut him.

  42. ubepunkedagain says: Mar 26, 2013 11:26 PM

    I could see Weeden who worked with Tresman in Chicago for the injury prone and seemingly plateaued Cutler. Big arm and Tresman liked him.

  43. brucefan1 says: Mar 26, 2013 11:30 PM

    “At least Campbell is a better QB than the one legged, overrated, overhyped fraud in Washington now”

    Haha, good one, iknoweverything! Very subtle way of reminding us that NOT getting that one legged, overrated, overhyped fraud in Washington is the main reason why the Holmgren regime got kicked outta Cleveland in the first place! LOL!! Love your sense of irony!

  44. thesmartestmanever says: Mar 27, 2013 12:01 AM

    I’m on the side of the fence that thinks Cleveland just upgraded at QB. Campbell is no franchise QB but he brings experience and talent with him. Norv Turner runs a similar offense to what Joe Gibbs run. The Don Coryell scheme and Campell is suited for that. Give him protection and he WILL launch sixty to seventy yard rockets. I think Campbell comes with at least a seven to eight win record per season. give him a running game and a stout Defense and forget Boomer Esiason I’m thinking Bernie Kosar.

    P.S. I stand by my Ohio comments the other day.

  45. ubepunkedagain says: Mar 27, 2013 12:12 AM

    I think Cutler is in a contract year at 8+ million..hmm rumblings

  46. chiwizlive says: Mar 27, 2013 12:31 AM

    Might as well resign Bernie Kosar Lol

  47. steelersfever123 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:45 AM

    Just another washed up quarterback.

  48. 2difshoe says: Mar 27, 2013 1:34 AM

    You’d have to take a Viagra pill to get exited by this news….and even so it, the excitement wouldn’t last 4 hours.

  49. sbaltimore says: Mar 27, 2013 1:55 AM

    And folks really wonder why Cleveland is always in the basement? Are they trying to compete with the Jets for the worst collection of QBs in the NFL?

  50. wlouden77 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:35 AM

    i like colt but he is not suited for the type of offense the team wanta due to arm strength. hes got some but not as much as weeden or campbell, both of whom could do well.. also, get a better o-line? our line was pretty good last year, especially when compared to previous years…. lets relax and see how everything pans out.. sheesh snow in late march must mess with some fans brains

  51. dmaq1 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:48 AM

    “LMAOOOOOOOO. If Brandon Weeden can’t beat this guy, he Should retire.”

    Or become a backup QB and make a good amount of money?

  52. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:57 PM

    Who is going to backup Quitler?

  53. mrfrostyj says: Mar 27, 2013 2:13 PM

    It doesn’t matter who the QB is. The main factor about Cleveland to remember is

    Head Coach: Rob Chudzinski

    Offensive Coordinator: Norv Turner

    Derek Anderson has a winning record under a Chud offense.

    DEREK ANDERSON !!!!!!

    and I hear they have a pretty decent running back there too.

    That team could have easily had 9 wins in 2012 and were in the playoff hunt briefly in October/November. They actually have coaching with real experience now with a talented team. I know their owner said not to expect 13-3 but I wouldn’t be surprised with 10-6 no matter which one of their 3000 QB’s they put out there.

  54. chi01town says: Mar 28, 2013 3:06 AM

    Chicago can do better than him anyway. they can find a better back up in the 2nd round of the draft. Emery will fix this one easy but I think he should go O-line at 20 this year

  55. niles6590 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:44 AM

    You people amuse me. “Get ready for 5 yard check downs on 3rd and 8″…have you watched a Browns game in the last couple of years?….we already are. “Browns will always be in the basement”…learn some NFL history. They were competetive year in and year out in the division and close to the Super Bowl in the late 80’s. They were picked my many respected writers to go to the Super Bowl in 95 before the move was announced. Al Lerner took the team from an expansion, 2-14 team to the playoffs in 4 years and the wheels fell off after he died. New ownership and direction now after the Randy Lerner days….you’ll all see what I’m talking about soon.

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