The Cleveland Browns will have a new backup quarterback in 2023.
One team that was looking to add a quarterback was the Washington Commanders.
After trying to make Carson Wentz work last season, the Commanders did not get what they were looking for.
So instead of making a big move at quarterback, the Commanders are going for another long-time backup.
According to Dianna Russini, the Commanders are expected to sign former Browns quarterback, Jacoby Brissett.
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Brissett is a very good backup quarterback, and he can even be a solid starter for a few games.
In 11 starts last season, Brissett threw for 2,608 yards and 12 touchdowns, while completing 64.0% of his passes.
He will now head to Washington where he will compete with Sam Howell for the starting job.
The deal is expected to be for one year and $8 million.
With Deshaun Watson now able to play the full season in Cleveland, Brissett was no longer needed.
He would have been a great backup to have, but there was no way he was getting $8 million from the Browns.
It would not be a surprise to see the Browns bring in a veteran behind Watson.
They need someone they can trust to come in and play effectively.