6 Cleveland Browns who have played their final snap with franchise
3. Jacoby Brissett, Quarterback
When the Browns signed Jacoby Brissett, everyone knew what his job would be. The veteran quarterback was there to hold the starting job down until Deshaun Watson could return. That happened after 11 games but Brissett won fans over before then.
Cleveland went just 4-7 with him as the starter as he completed 64 percent of his attempts for 2,608 yards with a 12-to-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He also became the king of fourth-down sneaks, something he continued to do even when Watson was back.
Now a free agent in 2023, Brissett is likely to hit the open market to see if there’s another team he could compete for a starting job with. Knowing that could be the case, he recently discussed his time in Cleveland and said he hopes that he was a good teammate — which was quickly confirmed by D’Ernest Johnson.
Brissett was easily one of the better quarterbacks to play in Cleveland since they returned in 1999. Having said that, he was never explosive but made very few mistakes. He simply ran the offense the way he was supposed to and put his team in a position to contend every week.
Unfortunately, the defense was struggling to find its footing for much of his tenure as five of the seven losses they suffered with Brissett starting came by a touchdown or less.
Having said all that, Brissett would be welcome back with open arms as the No. 2 quarterback but the chances are high that he did enough to earn a shot at being a bridge starter in 2023.