The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed former Packers and Bills quarterback Brian Brohm, the CFL club said Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Brohm got a look from the New Orleans Saints last year, and he also has played with the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives. However, he has not appeared in NFL game since 2010, when he started and threw three interceptions in Buffalo’s season-ending loss to the Jets.
Brohm joins three other quarterbacks on the Ticats’ roster: Jeremiah Masoli, formerly of Oregon and Mississippi; Dan LeFevour, a sixth-round pick of the Bears three years ago; and Henry Burris, a long-time CFL starter who had stints with Green Bay (2001) and Chicago (2002).
Five years ago, Brohm was the third quarterback taken in the 2008 draft. He was one of two passers the Packers drafted to back up Aaron Rodgers, who had yet to start a game for Green Bay.
In the end, everything worked out as well as the Packers could have hoped with Rodgers, who more than ably replaced Brett Favre. And in the end, the club’s decision to draft two quarterbacks also worked out, too — though perhaps not as planned. Seventh-rounder Matt Flynn, not Brohm, emerged as a capable backup for Rodgers. The Packers would part ways with Brohm before his second NFL regular season began.
The 37-year-old Burris, who has thrown 300 career CFL TD passes, was the Ticats’ starter a season ago, with LeFevour one of his backups.