Most disappointing Cleveland Browns quarterbacks: 9. Jake Delhomme (2010)
Jake Delhomme will always be remembered as a success story in the NFL, just not for the Cleveland Browns. Originally undrafted out of Southwestern Louisiana in 1997, he spent his first season in the New Orleans Saints practice squad before heading to the NFL Europe. He spent time with the Amsterdam Admirals and Frankfurt Galaxy before finally getting a shot in 1999 with New Orleans.
In limited snaps, he did enough to impress the Carolina Panthers who signed him in 2003. Delhomme went 10-5 in his first season with the team and was 53-37 overall with Carolina ‚ even leading them to the Super Bowl at one point.
After his successful seven-year run with the Panthers, he found himself on the open market as the Panthers decided to go in a different direction. At 35-years of age, he felt he still had plenty in the tanks and was just one year removed from a 12-4 mark as the starting quarterback.
Agreeing that he had something left, the Browns signed Delhomme to a two-year contract and he won the starting job over Seneca Wallace. Unfortunately, he was only able to play for one season with the Browns.
They were 2-2 with Delhomme starting and he had an ugly stat line that featured only two touchdowns and seven picks. He only played one more season in the league after that, as a backup for the Houston Texans.