With two quarterbacks injured, the Browns are signing Charlie Whitehurst, according to his agent.
Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown are both dealing with injuries -- with RG3 on injured reserve -- leaving rookie Cody Kessler as the only healthy option on the roster. Kessler will still most likely start against the Dolphins with Whitehurst providing the Browns with a backup option.
Meet your newest quarterback, Cleveland -- there's been a ton of them:
Charlie Whitehurst today after the Browns called. pic.twitter.com/YRbTmno96u— Kyle Robert (@notoriouskro) September 20, 2016
Whitehurst, a 34-year-old journeyman and former third-round pick, is now onto his fifth team after spending multiple years with the Chargers and the Seahawks, and single seasons with the Titans and Colts the past two years. In his career, Whitehurst has completed 55.1 percent of his passes, averaged 6.13 yards per attempt, and thrown 10 touchdowns and seven picks. His career passer rating sits at 74.7. In the past two seasons, Whitehurst has appeared in just 11 games.
Clearly, he's a last-ditch option. Still, the Browns need a backup quarterback. RG3 is reportedly out 10-12 weeks and McCown is dealing with a shoulder injury. And Kessler has never started a game in his short career. His first test will be the Dolphins, a team that looked solid defensively against the Seahawks and poor against the Patriots.
Regardless of how that test goes, Kessler will end up starting a game before No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff makes his debut for the Rams.