The Cleveland Browns have a quarterback.
Well, they already did — and quite the expensive one — but they now also have one who’s healthy enough to play.
According to Browns insider Brad Stainbrook, the team has officially signed backup QB P.J. Walker to the active roster, which was a no-brainer move at this point.
— Brad Stainbrook (@StainbrookNFL) October 25, 2023
He started as Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s backup when Deshaun Watson was inactive for their Week 4 clash vs. the Baltimore Ravens, but the rookie looked raw and not ready yet, so he eventually took over for the next game.
Walker has led the team to back-to-back wins, one in an epic fashion vs. the San Francisco 49ers, and the other subbing in for Watson to beat the Indianapolis Colts on the road.
So, now that the team has activated him from the practice squad three times in as many games, the Browns had to make a decision about his future.
They had to either sign him or cut him loose, so they now have three QBs on the active roster, with Thompson-Robinson as the third-stringer.
The Browns had already given the former XFL standout a vote of confidence by adding him to their practice squad at the beginning of the season, also holding onto them after trading Joshua Dobbs away.
The Temple product has been far from perfect thus far, alternating big throws with head-scratching turnovers, and he has yet to throw for a touchdown this season.
Nonetheless, considering all the uncertainty regarding Watson’s health, keeping him was a wise move.