Browns coach Eric Mangini said last month that he wasn’t ready to declare Jake Delhomme his starting quarterback. But Delhomme will definitely go into camp with a leg up on Seneca Wallace.
Mangini told our own Mike Florio on The Dan Patrick Show that everything Delhomme did during the Browns’ organized team activities indicated that he’s ready to be the Browns’ starting quarterback.
“It’s really Jake’s job to lose, and he did a great job during OTAs,” Mangini said. “I
couldn’t have been happier with him, not just in terms of the way he
learned the information but the way he ran the offense.”
Still, Mangini says he’s also impressed with Wallace and that he wants to make sure Wallace gets time working with the first-string offense.
“Seneca did a
good job too,” Mangini said. “I think it’s important that Seneca gets some reps with the ones, so that if he goes in he does have some time with that group.”
Wallace can also threaten opposing defenses with his feet, so it might make sense for the Browns to use Wallace at times in the wildcat formation. But the Browns are heading into training camp expecting Delhomme to be their starter.