Campbell remained the starter for six of Cleveland’s final seven games, all of which were losses that led to the firing of Rob Chudzinski after just one year as head coach.Released by the Browns in the 2014 offseason, Campbell spent one more season in Cincinnati before retiring.Mc Cown, who lasted in the NFL as a reserve for four teams over the next 12 years, is currently a free agent after being released by Dallas at the end of the 2017 preseason. Louis)Season: 2008Starting record: 0-1Claim to fame: Thrown into the fire after injuries to Cleveland’s top three quarterbacks (Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn and Ken Dorsey), Gradkowski started Romeo Crennel’s final game as Browns head coach in 2008. Louis Rams)Season: 2012Starting record: 0-1Claim to fame: Lewis set passing records for yardage and touchdowns while at Duke. Lewis, who spent much of the 2012 season on Cleveland’s practice squad, was pressed into starting the season-finale because of injuries to other quarterbacks. Griffin's attempts to reinvent himself in Cleveland were derailed when he suffered a fractured shoulder in the 2016 season-opener against Philadelphia.
How acquired: Draft (2004 fourth round)Season: 2004Starting record: 0-4Claim to fame: Starring in a series of 2015 Verizon commercials lamenting his status as a career backup. The new Browns administration that arrived in 2005 didn’t think much of Mc Cown’s future after his rookie struggles and subsequently traded him to Tampa Bay.
Here is my updated ranking of every Browns starting quarterback since the franchise returned from hiatus 18-plus seasons ago.