Adam Schefter, a hard-working reporter who has become a powerhouse since moving to ESPN, gets the calls when agents want crow about a signing. That was the case again today when Schefter broke the news that Delhomme has signed a new deal with the Cleveland Browns.
The only question that remains now is... why?
It will be interesting to hear the Browns explain their thinking behind signing the veteran, who fully expects to start for his next NFL team, per reports.
Clearly, the Browns hope that Delhomme bounces back to the form he displayed in the earlier part of this decade, before taking his club on a roller coaster ride over the last three seasons.
In 2007, Delhomme was able to play in only three games before injuring his elbow. His 2008 season was a success by both his standards and those of his team, although a five-interception, one-fumble playoff performance eliminated the Panthers from the post-season.
Delhomme’s 2009 season was, by any measure, a complete and utter disaster, as his QB rating plummeted to levels seen in Cleveland frequently in recent years, and he found himself benched for untested Matt Moore and journeyman Josh McCown. In his final season as a Panther, Delhomme tossed 18 interceptions against 8 touchdowns.
So why is Delhomme now in Cleveland? We await understanding.