Former St. Louis Rams quarterback is heading to the Cleveland Browns after signing officially with the team earlier today.
#Browns signed backup QB Austin Davis & put rookie CB Charles Gaines (hamstring) on IR/designated to return. Lot of respect for a 6th rnder
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2015
The back up turned starter last season had some shining moments and dim events. From his 50% completion percentage and 5 sacks against the San Francisco 49ers to turning around and throwing 85.7% against the Seattle Seahawks and 2 TD's.
Last season Austin took quite a beating in his ten games played being thrown to the turf 29 times. Against the Chiefs he was taken down a game high seven times as Kansas City was not wanting a repeat performance after Davis played a great game against Seattle.
Wearing the Browns uniform now I expect Davis to be QB3 on the depth chart. Sitting behind Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel, I won't expect to see Davis playing many reps. I view this more as a signing to fill the 53 man roster more than needing a third quarterback since Cleveland didn't have to cut anybody signing Austin. Maybe the carousel continues though and we see Austin under center before seasons end.