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Ranking the Browns' 28 QBs since 1999, from worst to first

From ESPN - April 13, 2018

John Dorsey brought a big, old broom to the Cleveland Browns' quarterback room this offseason.

In the span of 23 days, Dorsey swept out the three quarterbacks who were with the team last season, guys who all started the 2017 season without an NFL win on their resume and who ended the season the same way.

DeShone Kizer was traded to Green Bay for a safety.

Cody Kessler was traded to Jacksonville for a conditional seventh-round pick.

Kevin Hogan went to Washington in a trade that also swapped sixth-round picks.

In their place are veterans Tyrod Taylor (acquired via trade) and Drew Stanton (signed as a free agent). Dorsey will draft a quarterback in the first round, likely first overall, and he may well add another later in the draft. If he does not draft two, he will sign another young passer for training camp -- teams usually need four in camp.

In light of the overhaul, and in light of the fact it has been two years since the last assessment, it's time to revisit the Tremendous Twenty-Eight -- the 28 different starters the Browns have had since 1999. The updated list adds four starters since our last review in April 2016 -- Robert Griffin III, Kizer, Kessler and Hogan -- and adjusts the ranking for Johnny Manziel following the misery he brought the Browns in his second season in 2016.

28. Spergon Wynn (2000)

Stats: 22-for-54, 40.7 percent, 167 yards, zero TDs, 1 INT
Rating: 41.2
W-L: 0-1

27. Bruce Gradkowski (2008)

Stats: 7-for-21, 33.3 percent, 26 yards, zero TDs, 3 INTs
Rating: 2.8
W-L: 0-1

26. Ken Dorsey (2006-2008)

Stats: 43-for-92, 46.7 percent, 370 yards, zero TDs, 7 INTs
Rating: 26.4
W-L: 0-3

25. Kevin Hogan (2016-2017)

Stats: 60-for-101, 59.4 percent, 621 yards, 4 TDs, 7 INTs
Rating: 61.5
W-L: 0-1

24. Luke McCown (2004)

Stats: 48-for-98, 49 percent, 608 yards, 4 TDs, 7 INTs
Rating: 52.6
W-L: 0-4

23. Austin Davis (2015)

Stats: 56-for-94, 59.6 percent, 547 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Rating: 66.2
W-L: 0-2

22. Johnny Manziel (2014-2015)

Stats: 147-for-258, 57.0 percent, 1,675 yards, 7 TDs, 7 INTs
Rating: 79.4
W-L: 2-6

21. Cody Kessler (2016-2017)

Stats: 139-for-218, 63.8 percent, 1,506 yards, 6 TDs, 3 INTs
Rating: 87.4
W-L: 0-8

20. Doug Pederson (2000)

Stats: 117-for-210, 1,047 yards, 2 TDs, 8 INTs
Rating: 56.6
W-L: 1-7

19. Connor Shaw (2014-2015)

Stats: 14-for-28, 50 percent, 177 yards, zero TDs, 1 INT
Rating: 55.2
W-L: 0-1

18. Thad Lewis (2011-2012)

Stats: 22-for-32, 68.8 percent, 204 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rating: 81.0
W-L: 0-1

17. DeShone Kizer (2017)

16. Seneca Wallace (2010-2011)

15. Robert Griffin III (2016)

14. Ty Detmer (1999)

13. Jake Delhomme (2010)

12. Trent Dilfer (2005)

11. Jeff Garcia (2004)

10. Colt McCoy (2010-2011)

9. Brady Quinn (2007-2009)

8. Brandon Weeden (2012-2013)

7. Charlie Frye (2005-2007)

6. Jason Campbell (2013)

5. Josh McCown (2015)

4. Brian Hoyer (2013-2014)

3. Derek Anderson (2006-2009)

2. Tim Couch (1999-2003)

1. Kelly Holcomb (2001-2004)

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