Browns hear from volunteer QB

Browns hear from volunteer QB
October 22, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Houston Texans quarterback Jeff Garcia before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Houston.

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Brandon Weeden as the No. 1 quarterback with Jason Campbell backing him up — that’s what the Browns have. But you know what they need? Jeff Garcia.

So says Jeff Garcia.

The well-traveled former NFL QB, who you might have thought was retired — that is, if you had occasion to think of him at all — given that he last was on a roster in 2011 (with the Texans) and last threw an official pass in 2008 (for the Buccaneers), volunteered his services to the Browns, Garcia told a Cleveland radio station.

“I actually reached out to the Browns and said, ‘Work me out, take a look. I’m open to the opportunity,’” he said on 92.3 The Fan (via Pro Football Talk).

The Browns apparently have said thanks, but no thanks. Garcia, 43, can count Cleveland as one of six teams he was with in a career that spanned 1999 to 2011. Five years ago, he started 11 games for Tampa Bay, going 6-5 and putting up a respectable 90.2 passer rating.

For what it’s worth, Weeden has a 66.5 rating this season. Of course, Weeden is 30 years old.

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