The Browns are trying to make a run at QB Trent Richards this offseason, and the team could be looking to add another veteran quarterback to the mix.
Richardsons signing in Cleveland could be in jeopardy due to the league’s new rules about concussion protocol, which requires teams to implement an outside doctor for each player on the field.
Richard’s status in Cleveland is up in the air, and teams will have to figure out a way to deal with a player who has missed just three games in his six-year career, including last season when he was suspended for violating the league-mandated protocol for players with concussions.
Richs is one of three quarterbacks with at least three seasons remaining on his contract, with another two under contract for the 2018 season, according to Spotrac.
The other two players who are still on the roster for 2018 are veteran Matt Cassel and rookie Derek Carr, according the Spotrac rankings.
Carr has had an up-and-down career in Cleveland, but he’s been the most consistent player on an offense that has scored just 30 points per game over its last six games.
Cassel has had the worst record of any Browns quarterback since joining the team in 2018, and he has a 5-13 record over the last five games.
Carr’s production has dropped off after starting his first season with the team.
Richmond, on the other hand, has a 6-2 record in five career starts with the Browns.
He threw for 2,542 yards and 29 touchdowns in those contests, including a career-high 667 yards and six scores on 26 throws against the Panthers in Week 8.
Rich is the Browns’ most experienced quarterback and has a history of playing in the NFL.
He spent his first three seasons with the Jets and Falcons, and in four of those years, he threw for over 3,000 yards.
He won a Super Bowl with the Falcons in 2008.