5. Seneca Wallace
Seneca Wallace was the 16th starting quarterback for the Browns since 1999. Out of Sacramento, California, Wallace is often among the forgotten starting quarterbacks since 1999. Of course, there is good reason for this, but at the same time, the career backup should be recognized for stepping in to one of the most difficult situations a quarterback could step into.
Wallace started seven games for the Browns spanning the 2010 and 2011 seasons, finishing with a 1-6 record. He also, however, stepped in to relieve an injured quarterback seven additional times in his brief tenure in Cleveland.
In total, Wallace threw six touchdown passes and four interceptions, and ended up with over 1,000 passing yards in just over 200 attempts. Of course, starting and sitting periodically and filling in without adequate preparation may skew the stats and prevent Wallace from revealing his true potential.
As for his Week 17 start, it came in the 2011 finale. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned, as Wallace completed under half of his pass attempts, failed to throw for 200 yards or a touchdown, and threw an interception in the 13-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Still, this performance was not exactly indicative of the somewhat productive career Wallace was able to have under the most difficult of circumstances as a Brown.