According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with quarterback Jason Campbell on a two-year deal.
Browns signed former Bears QB Jason Campbell.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 27, 2013
Coming into his eighth NFL season, Campbell's best days are behind him, but indications are that he will be allowed to compete with current starting QB Brandon Weeden for the number one role. Although he is 31 years-old, Campbell is only two years older than Weeden, and he possesses veteran leadership and experience that Weeden lacks.
"Jason is an established leader who has started a number of games in this league and has had success,” said Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski. “He brings us a veteran presence and a good set of physical tools. He played in a similar system when he was in Oakland and that will help in his transition.”
The move now brings the quarterback total up to four in Cleveland, but the situation still remains very fluid. With Campbell now on board, backup QB Colt McCoy suddenly finds himself on a rapidly-heating seat. McCoy has been with the team since he was drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft, but that was when mastermind Mike Holmgren was running the show. Regime changes often lead to roster shake-ups, and McCoy might soon find himself on the outside looking in.
The Browns will be the fourth team Campbell has played for, following previous stints with the Redskins, Raiders, and Bears.