The Cleveland Browns are going all in to bolster their passing game, and they’re hoping the help of a talented rookie quarterback is on the way soon.
The Browns added a handful of new quarterbacks, including wide receivers coach Josh Clements, offensive line coach Matt Bellamy and quarterbacks coach Mike McDaniel.
The Cleveland Browns have signed veteran quarterbacks Josh Clement and Matt Bellamz to their offensive staff.AP Photo/Tony GutierrezThe team is still in the market for some additional offensive help.
They are reportedly targeting offensive lineman Ryan Kelly and linebacker Ryan Anderson, along with wide receivers Coach Josh Chernos and offensive line Coach Matt Bellams and linebacker Josh Barnes.
They also are hoping to add a quarterback, and the Browns believe rookie Josh Crampton is the best candidate to get the job done.
Crampton, who had been a starter for two years and is coming off a strong season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a 6-foot-5, 265-pound veteran with an NFL pedigree.
He has experience as an NFL quarterback, having thrown for 1,822 yards and 26 touchdowns with 17 interceptions during his two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
McDaniel, who is coming from the University of Kentucky, is coming over from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending the past three seasons with Cincinnati.
McDaniels, who has spent his entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals, is 5-10 with six interceptions.
He played two seasons at Clemson before being cut after the 2016 season.
Bellamy, who spent five seasons with Seattle, is 6-1 with 17 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions in four seasons with Tampa Bay.
He is 4-7 in two seasons there, including losing three games in a row from 2016 to 2017.
McBennett, a former quarterback at Clemson, is one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL.
He also is a former running back at Clemson and is a 4-star prospect out of Mississippi State.
Bellamz is 5 and 200 pounds.
He will have to be at the Browns’ facility in Canton, Ohio, for about two weeks before he can be eligible to start.