The Cleveland Browns are in a unique situation where they currently have only one quarterback on their active roster and it is not their starter. Saturday, the Browns waived QB PJ Walker to make room for CB Cameron Mitchell to return from injured reserve. Cleveland elevated QB Joe Flacco off the practice squad to start in Week 14.
QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson is the only quarterback on the active 53-man roster while Flacco has been named the team’s starter moving forward.
The Browns are expected to sign Flacco to the 53-man roster in the next seven days but that would still leave them with just two quarterbacks with Walker subject to waivers on Monday.
Tuesday, that should change with Walker returning to Cleveland:
#Browns QB PJ Walker was not claimed off waivers today and he’s expected to sign back to the Cleveland practice squad, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 11, 2023
While continuing to deal with season-ending injuries is more important, having a third quarterback is vital going down the stretch of the season. With the mounting injuries at the position around the league, and on the Browns overall, having a couple of backups that know the system is important.
Walker played in six games this season for Cleveland including two starts. He is one of four quarterbacks to win a game for the team this year. He struggled, completing just 49% of his passes with one touchdown, five interceptions and four fumbles.