In a different way than the released RGIII, Browns quarterback Cody Kessler is "The Third. "
As in, things come in threes. As in, third time's a charm. Or maybe as the "rule of three," a writing principle that such groupings are somehow punchier, one way or another.
"C" is the third letter of the alphabet.
Cody follows Charlie Frye and Colt McCoy as the third QB the Browns drafted in Round 3 since 1999.
Cody (6), Charlie (9), and Colt's (12) Browns jersey numbers were all factors of three.
The odds that three quarterbacks would randomly get eligible numbers that all are factors of three is just about three percent.
Cody was one of three candidates last year who would've continued the coincidence. (Considering Connor Cook and Cardale Jones obviously excludes or overlooks Dak Prescott, which is actually kind of fitting. )
Draft watchers were surprised he was taken that high, 93rd overall last…
Open letter to the other NFL teams who may be interested in a cut-rate QB we'll help you pay for:
Don't wait for us to release Brock Osweiler. We expect a bidding war, just not one structured to relieve us of much of that $16 million he's getting this year regardless.
Perhaps you're looking for a bridge quarterback, or a backup who has played a bit. You can never have too much depth at the game's most important position, right?
Really, a mid-round draft pick (or a player still under multiyear team control) will do it for this big boy. Vet minimum from you, while we blissfully deaden what lies beneath our salary cap.
No strings on you, plus you can hope he produces enough to earn a reasonable extension. If you need to play him, that is.
Not that we aren't enthusiastic about seeing him compete here in the Browns' fearsome quarterback room. He's got…
Word is the tall drink of water the Browns acquired from Houston this week may not last here longer than a cup of coffee. He wouldn't be the first. In fact, according to my research, he's the 60th quarterback the Browns have signed since returning to the league in 1999. Many of them never made it into a game, exhibition or otherwise. Play this quick quiz below (or here if the embed doesn't suit you) to see how your recall of this ignominious era stacks up.
If I've overlooked anyone, please contact me with the details.
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