Browns agree to terms with QB Drew Stanton

The veteran QB comes to Cleveland on a 2-year deal

Owen Lademann
March 26, 2018 - 7:50 am

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The Cleveland Browns have signed veteran quarterback Drew Stanton to a two year deal, according to Stanton’s agent.

Stanton spent the last five seasons in Arizona backing up Carson Palmer, making 13 starts with a 9-4 record, including 3-1 last season.

The 33-year-old Stanton will backup starter Tyrod Taylor and will be expected to help a rookie quarterback the Browns are likely to take with the first pick in the NFL Draft.

Stanton joins a quarterback room with Taylor, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan, though the Browns figure to shuffle signal callers again after the draft.

In 2008, Stanton threw 17 passes for the 0-16 Detroit Lions. He now joins a Cleveland Browns team that went 0-16 in 2017.