There were few more irregular quarterback situations than the one the Cleveland Browns played through in 2022. Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Commanders for somehow creating a more wild situation under center. With the trade for Deshaun Watson and his looming suspension, the Browns went out and signed Jacoby Brissett to a one-year deal as a stopgap.
And while their record did not reflect it, going 4-7 with him starting at quarterback, Brissett outplayed the value of the $4.65 million contract the Browns gave him. Brad Spielberger of PFF agrees as well, naming Brissett to the Browns as one of the top-five signings of last year’s free agency frenzy.
In the same company as Haason Reddick, Geno Smith, Stephon Gilmore, and Za’Darius Smith, the Browns got exceptional value out of Brissett.