As the season goes on, the Cleveland Browns just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to the quarterback position. After jumping from Brandon Weeden to Brian Hoyer to Jason Campbell and then back to Weeden, the Browns may have to find yet another replacement, with Weeden suffering yet another injury this past Sunday – this time, a concussion.
With no able bodies other than an inexperienced backup in Alex Tanney who may have had to start, the Browns recently signed six year veteran Caleb Hanie. Hanie spent the 2012 season as the No. 3 quarterback in Denver and has not thrown a pass in the NFL since 2011. With Jason Campbell still waiting to get cleared for game action, Hanie may become the fourth starting QB for the Browns this year.
While no fantasy owner will be grabbing Caleb Hanie off the waiver wire to start, there are many playoff bound fantasy teams who have ridden the absolutely torrid stretch that Wide Receiver, Josh Gordon, has been on. However, with yet another new quarterback coming in, and one Gordon has no relationship with, ineffective quarterback play may finally be what slows Gordon down.
Hanie has never been a great deep ball passer and averaged a measly 6 yards per attempt in his short stint as the Bears starter in 2011. This will undoubtedly have an effect on Gordon, but not as big of one as many may think.
When a guy has at least 125 yards receiving in half of his games played, it doesn’t matter who is throwing him the ball. Week in and week out, Gordon has shown that he is approaching the level of elite Wide Receivers in the NFL and should be started with confidence this week.