Walk of Shame
The most forgotten of the forgotten. Of the 30 players to start a game, these are the men who only got one start in their entire Browns career.
30. Spergon Wynn (1)
Spergon Wynn’s only start saw him throw for 17 yards and completed only five passes. The Browns were starting current Eagles head coach Doug Pederson but he wasn’t getting anything done. So former head coach Chris Palmer went with Wynn to try and generate some offense. The team’s top quarterback at the time, Tim Couch, was dealing with an injury that sidelined him the second half of the season.
29. Bruce Gradkowski (1)
Having to play the 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers is the reason why Gradkowski is only the second worse quarterback since 1999. That Steelers squad would go on to beat the high-flying Cardinals in the SuperBowl. The Browns were 4-11 heading into this game, and the entire team played like it. Gradkowski threw two picks, three sacks, and had a whopping 18 yards passing.
28. Kevin Hogan (1)
Kevin Hogan never had a chance. Running for his life against the Houston Texans, this soon-to-be 0-16 Browns squad didn’t know how to use Hogan’s athletism to their advantage and despite performing admirably, he still only threw for 140 yards, completing 20 of 37 passing attempts, with three interceptions and four sacks. He did throw a touchdown though. So, yay?
27. Connor Shaw (1)
The Cleveland Browns were 7-8 heading into the final game of the 2014 season and had a chance for their third non-losing season since 1999. This, with the Browns being 7-4 at one point in the season. Yet Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel fell apart, and bad coaching from Mike Pettine guaranteed disaster. Injuries thrust Connor Shaw into the last game where Shaw would play at best average. He completed half of his 28 attempts, for 177 yards, and had only one interception.
26. Thad Lewis (1)
Besides Hogan, Thad Lewis was the only player to complete a touchdown pass in this group. Lewis had a good game (comparatively), throwing 22 of 32, for 204 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Yet he’s still on this list because he only ever had that one game.