Nothing Would Be Surprising Anymore
Prior to the start of the season, I expected two quarterbacks to start games in 2016. That thought was ultimately thrown out the window fast, huh?
In an ideal world, I want to say three quarterbacks. However, the popular number is four with Charlie Whitehurst replacing a struggling Cody Kessler. Kessler is the latest signal-caller to go under center for Cleveland, and like past QBs, I am not confident he will last long.
Given all the Browns have gone through and could possibly go through the rest of the season, any number could be possible really. Despite what could be the answer, I am going to select a number based off of Cleveland’s recent struggles. That number is five, although four is more likely. Why five? Good question.
Injured players continue to appear on the Browns’ injury report, including their top two quarterbacks. In addition, Cleveland’s quarterback play has been average at best.. Well, then again it’s mostly been poor. However, that is not all on the quarterbacks.
Kessler is going to struggle. Hopefully he does not get injured while he gains experience too. I highly doubt Whitehurst can be serviceable enough if his number is called.
That said, regardless if it is either Kessler or Whitehurst, Cleveland’s offense cannot do much with so many holes. So, someone is going to have to replace those two prior to Josh McCown getting back. The fifth QB could be Kevin Hogan, but I would expect it to be another veteran instead.