The Cleveland Browns added undrafted rookie quarterback Joe Callahan to the roster today, potentially making him the next QB to play for the Browns in 2016.
The 2016 season has been a rough one for any casual or diehard fan of the Cleveland Browns. Turn on the television any given Sunday and there are sure to be several players that few have heard of before.
Another name may potentially be added to that list as the Browns picked up yet another quarterback Monday, claiming rookie Joe Callahan off waivers.
Callahan, who played at the college football powerhouse program of Wesley, actually started against the Browns in the preseason as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
With Josh McCown out with an injury and Cody Kessler still in concussion protocol, this means the Browns may have Kevin Hogan as the starter and Callahan as the backup. That would be two rookie quarterbacks at the top of the depth chart, with Kessler being the third if he is indeed cleared to play.
This is great experience for the rookies, but none of the three were expected to see time on any NFL field this season. Kessler has done well so far, but he is unable to stay healthy behind the makeshift offensive line. Hogan may end up in a similar situation if allowed significant playing time, and the cycle continues.
Hopefully, this is the last time Callahan’s name comes up. This is nothing against him personally, but his presence on the field in 2016 means things have gone from bad to improbably worse in what has already been a disastrous start to the season.
The likelihood of him getting any meaningful playing time depends on the health of McCown and Kessler, but fans know that anything can happen this year. And with wins being all that matters, perhaps Callahan can lead the team to an elusive victory. Stranger things have happened.