With Jake Delhomme visiting the Cleveland Browns in search of another job, the question is not whether he'll get one. Delhomme will be working somewhere in 2010 in the NFL.
The question is whether he will be a starter.
There are very few places you could say yes, but I would bet you Cleveland is one. The Browns' QB situation is a mess, as this article from the Cleveland paper notes. Noted QB guru Mike Holmgren is now the Browns team president and is going to overhaul the QB position. He already has started, in fact, releasing Derek Anderson and trading for former Seattle backup QB Seneca Wallace.
Brady Quinn is the embattled incumbent, but he may be on the trading block and is 3-9 in 12 career starts. Of course, Quinn has had very little help. But Jake in any year other than 2009 is better than Brady Quinn or Wallace, and I don't think 2010 is going to be a repeat of 2009 for the 35-year-old Delhomme. I think he's still got a little juice left. If only the Browns could get LeBron James to play tight end for them in the offseason, their offense might get a little better. Cleveland was dead last in the NFL in total yards per game in 2009.
Incidentally, my "Free Panthers//Delhomme book contest" remains open until Friday at 11 a.m. Read this blog entry for details if you want to enter.
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