ESPN Cleveland 850 has reported that the Browns have signed twenty-six year-old Alex Tanney as a back-up quarterback. He was hired form the Dallas Cowboys‘ practice squad.
Tanney attended Lexington High School in Lexington, IL, and played college football at Monmouth College where he broke nearly every record on the books. He finished his college career with 157 touchdown passes, and passed for 14,249 yards, a Division III record.
He can be extremely accurate, as well. In fact, that accuracy was highlighted in an episode of Stan Lee’s Superhumans which aired on the History Channel. There is also a YouTube video showing him making some amazing trick throws with the football.
With the concussion to Jason Campbell this past week, the Browns were down to just Brandon Weeden and nothing else. Tanney gives them another option to throw out there and see what he can do should Weeden get injured or they just want to see what he can do. Weeden gets yet another shot to try to prove his viability as an NFL quarterback.
The Browns are currently in the midst of getting ready for a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Browns sit at 4-7 with their playoff hopes dashed at this point, but trying to continue building and improving their roster for the future. Meanwhile, the Jaguars started out looking utterly hopeless but have managed to win a couple of games in recent weeks and look far more capable of winning against the Browns than they did at the beginning of the year.