This is the category for all the guys signed to be or started the season as backups and eventually got starts with the team. Unlike the previous list, all stats from their time playing for the Browns will be counted.
25. Ken Dorsey (3)
Ken Dorsey might have been the best backup the team has ever had for an entire season because he never played. Dorsey was a Brown from 2006-2008, and only saw action in ’08. He went 0-3 as a starter, completed 47.3 percent of his passing, had seven interceptions, and no passing touchdowns to his name. Sometimes you gotta feel for former Browns coach Romeo Crennel.
24. Luke McCown (4)
Luke McCown had a good eleven-year career in the NFL as a backup. His only year with Cleveland though would come in 2004 as a rookie, where McCown threw 49% of his passes for completions, went 0-4, and had seven interceptions. He did throw four touchdowns, so that helps. Yet, this was the Jeff Garcia/Kelly Holcomb season. So you couldn’t expect much. Hey, remember Lee Suggs?
23. Austin Davis (2)
So far no one has won a game, Davis included. After going 3-5 in St. Louis the year before, the Browns picked up Davis, who went 0-2 as a starter, but completed nearly 60% of his passes. Davis, however, saw a sharp decline from 12 touchdowns in 2014 to just one in 2015. His three interceptions are a little optimistic compared to everyone else we’ve seen so far.
22. Doug Pederson (8)
After Tim Couch got hurt, the Browns turned to Dough Pederson, who went 1-7 in his eight starts. He threw for two touchdowns and eight interceptions against a completion rating of 55.7%. Pederson was so bad that he was benched for Spergyn Wynn.
21. Ty Detmer (2)
Ty Detmer didn’t have the best completion percentage during his time in Cleveland, only 51.6% but the former Heisman Trophy winner did have a lot of yards (548), four touchdowns, and only two picks in just two starts. He did lose those two, but this was Cleveland in 2000. There was no chance of winning.
20. Jason Campbell (8)
Yes, Jason Campbell did start eight games for the Cleveland Browns. He didn’t, however, win the starting job out of training camp in 2013. The starter for the opener was Brandon Weeden. Kinda makes you think about how badly Campbell played if he lost out to Weedon. Campbell won only one game, week 9, the last win of the season for the 4-12 Browns. Campbell didn’t play great, but he played smart. He threw 56.8 percent of his passes for 2,015 yards, 11 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. He wasn’t very good and the offense stunk around him but he didn’t make too many mistakes.