No. 1: Gardner Minshew
Fans of the Cleveland Browns would absolutely love Gardner Minshew donning the orange and browns, which then would lead to overhyping his value, but I digress.
He would be an ideal fan favorite, but he could also serve as a good backup to Watson. He has been in the NFL for four seasons now, after being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Washington State. He played his first two seasons in the Sunshine State, before spending the last two with the Eagles.
Minshew has played in 32 games in his career, making 24 starts, mostly with the Jags. For his career, he has thrown for 6,632 yards, 44 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions, while completing 62.8 percent of his passes. He also has two rushing touchdowns to his name.
Philadelphia has gone 1-3 in games where Minshew has started in place of Jalen Hurts, but that’s not really fair to Minshew, as the Philly offense is built around the skillset of Hurts and his offensive counterparts weren’t very good either. In Cleveland, he could come in as the backup to Watson and the offense wouldn’t really off beat too much. After all, the Browns still have Nick Chubb toting the rock out of the backfield.
Minshew is a guy who will give it his all while on the field while also getting the crowd behind him, especially if he were to play well. He’s a quarterback with starts under his belt and has shown he isn’t scared to sling the ball all over the field.