When this lockout is over, it’s very likely that quarterback Jake Delhomme will no longer be a member of the Cleveland Browns. That experiment, suffice it to say, was a bust, and Delhomme now serves little purpose other than to become a mentor to Colt McCoy.
While that could work, Delhomme’s former team, the Carolina Panthers, look to be a potential suitor for him if and when he is released by the Browns. He would serve a similar role there, mentoring both Cam Newton and Jimmy Clausen.
If Panthers players want to see Delhomme return and the team makes an effort to get him back, it shouldn’t come off as a big deal to Browns fans. While Delhomme has played a big role off the field, McCoy has a good head upon his shoulders and is more than capable of taking the next step as a quarterback. That’s not to say that Delhomme’s influence on him and the rest of the young offense will go unappreciated, though.
Here are some other Browns links on this early Tuesday evening: