3 potential backup quarterbacks the Cleveland Browns could target in the 2023 NFL Draft

Browns, Dorian Thompson-Robinson. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Max Duggan, TCU Horned Frogs. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

2. Max Duggan, TCU

After three decent seasons with TCU, Max Duggan broke out in 2022 as a senior. Duggan finished with 3,698 yards passing and had a 32-to-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He was also tough to deal with when he would tuck the ball and run as he had 423 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.

That was enough for him to finish second in Heisman Trophy voting and he led the Horned Frogs to a 13-win season and a trip to the National Championship Game. While most will remember their embarrassing 65-7 loss to Georgia, they did put on a show with a 51-45 win over No. 2 Michigan in the VRBO Fiesta Bowl.

Duggan was huge in that game, throwing for two touchdowns and running two more as he helped his team shock the Wolverines. He also proved he can get his No. 1 target the ball as Quentin Johnson had six receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown in that win.

His play in that win was impressive and he proved to have a stronger arm than he gets credit for. In addition to this, and his mobility, Duggan has shown he can make his reads and come to a decision quickly.

He clearly needs better play around him to compete with the best, but in the NFL, he might have a career as a No. 2 quarterback, making him someone the Browns should keep an eye on.