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Brian Brohm signs with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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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.

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20 Responses to “Brian Brohm signs with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats”
  1. 4superbowls says: Apr 17, 2013 1:22 PM

    The pieces are in place,

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    Another great Ted Thompson draft pick.

  3. dangernearing says: Apr 17, 2013 1:48 PM

    Please!!! Take Tebow with you..

  4. hines86for6 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:49 PM

    Really thought this guy would be able to carve himself out a career backup role in then league making 600K to 1 mill a year for a decade. All the physical tools….

    I wonder why it didn’t work out.

  5. tuongotsriracha says: Apr 17, 2013 1:56 PM

    On Draft Day 2008.

    Toddy McShay: I honestly think Brian Brohm two years from now will be the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

    Merrill Hoge: I do like Brohm better than Aaron Rodgers.

  6. milkcan44 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:58 PM

    Yup – Thompson blew this one. At the time his choice was between Brohm and Chad Henne, and he picked Brohm based upon “more NFL-ready” and understanding offenses. GB sportswriters speculated that Brohm would challenge Rodgers for starting job. One on the mysteries of drafting.
    We’ll find out this year if Flynn is better than both.

  7. zoellner25 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:59 PM

    Brohm has to be TT’s biggest draft bust, even more than Justin Harrell. Harrell was at least injured alot. Brohm just flat out sucked at life.

  8. djvh2 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    > We’ll find out this year if Flynn is better than both.

    Rodgers is the best QB in the NFL, hence Flynn is not better than Rodgers.

  9. defscottyb says: Apr 17, 2013 2:24 PM

    I have his most valuable rookie card in a plastic PSA slab graded gem mint 10. I think it’s worth $5 right now… Wonderful.

  10. bgm9876 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:25 PM

    he shouldnt even be playing in any kind of football he $^%&(**

  11. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Apr 17, 2013 2:37 PM

    @zoellner

    Its pretty well known that Brohm went to Louisville. Look at that Hamilton roster though! Its college star QBs circa 2009.

  12. jrmbadger says: Apr 17, 2013 2:47 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    Another great Ted Thompson draft pick.
    ==============================

    I’ll take Ted Thompson’s draft record over Rick Spielman’s any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

    After all, Ted drafted Rodgers and Flynn. That’s two more starting caliber quarterbacks than Spielman’s drafted.

  13. jwreck says: Apr 17, 2013 2:56 PM

    The best thing about Brohm is that if he had come out in 2007, he would have been the No. 1 overall pick. That would have been one hell of a draft class, with Brohm, Jamarcus, and Brady Quinn all going in the first round.

    While there’s no denying that being a professional quarterback would be awesome, it’s kind of a bummer that one’s claim to fame is almost creating the worst QB class in history. That said, he’s still a professional quarterback, and I hope he tears it up in Canada.

    Also, bgm, did you just use 7 characters to cover up the word “sucks”?

  14. jwreck says: Apr 17, 2013 3:09 PM

    jrmbadger says: Apr 17, 2013 2:47 PM

    I’ll take Ted Thompson’s draft record over Rick Spielman’s any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

    After all, Ted drafted Rodgers and Flynn. That’s two more starting caliber quarterbacks than Spielman’s drafted.
    ________
    I’m no Pack fan by any means, but realistically; Rodgers, Collins, Nelson, Raji, Mathews, Bulaga, James Jones, and finding Tramon Williams; more than make up for Sherrod, Harrell, Brohm, and the mediocrity of AJ Hawk.

  15. 4superbowls says: Apr 17, 2013 3:22 PM

    Huge Vikings fan, but spielmanisamagicuan, you have to admit that TT has done a little better at drafting QBs than Vikings management of late…

  16. eatitfanboy says: Apr 17, 2013 3:28 PM

    whatchutalkinabouthillis says:
    Apr 17, 2013 2:37 PM
    @zoellner

    Its pretty well known that Brohm went to Louisville. Look at that Hamilton roster though! Its college star QBs circa 2009.

    Umm…..yeah. TT stands for Ted Thompson.

  17. EJ says: Apr 17, 2013 3:29 PM

    djvh2 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    > We’ll find out this year if Flynn is better than both.

    Rodgers is the best QB in the NFL, hence Flynn is not better than Rodgers.

    There is a couple of Quarterbacks in the NFL that are better than Rodgers…

    Tom Brady and Peyton Manning

    Others on Rodgers level…
    Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Matt Stafford, Tony Romo, Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck.
    All of these QB’s would look as good as Rodgers with the team he has around him.

  18. djvh2 says: Apr 17, 2013 4:23 PM

    EJ:
    Seriously? Jay Cutler (or any of these guys) are as good as Rodgers? Wow. I guess having one of the worst O-lines and no running game gives Rodgers a huge advantage? Or maybe having his top two WRs out most of the year somehow made it easier for him?

    Nope, I’d take Rodgers first, then Brady.
    I’d also put Russell Wilson ahead of a few guys on your list.

  19. bishopdp says: Apr 18, 2013 12:47 PM

    It appears that the Brian Brohm naysayers are at it again. Naysayers should keep in mind two important facts: First, the Packers did not give Brohm the “live” playing time on the field that you would expect & they tossed him in light of having Aaron Rogers as the starter & a better back-up QB. Secondly, during the 2009-2010 NFL seasons, the Buffalo Bills gave Brian Brohm his only two starts in the NFL, and both were against teams that Buffalo couldn’t whip unless Buffalo’s “WALL OF FAME” players miraculously returned to the roster. Buffalo’s last above .500 season was 2004 (9-7). Arguably, in 2009-2010 Buffalo was and remains one of the most inept teams in the NFL. With this said, why should Brian Brohm’s NFL career be defined by his unfruitful stay at Green Bay & only two NFL starts with Buffalo? What becomes clear is that Brian Brohm’s potential as an NFL QB has never been thoroughly explored and this opportunity in the CFL should mark the beginning of his return to the NFL.

  20. eddieflorida says: May 10, 2013 11:45 PM

    Brian Brohm was a stud quarterback in college and in my view did not get a fair chance in the NFL. This is his chance to get back into the game on a real team.

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