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Browns officially announce backup QB plan

Alex Van Pelt has announced the team’s backup QB moving forward

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Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator Alex Van Pelt has officially said that quarterback Jeff Driskel will be the backup to Joe Flacco heading into the 2024 NFL Playoffs.

The team is most likely choosing to move forward with Jeff Driskel as their backup QB over P.J. Walker due to Driskel’s overall mobility and familiarity with Kevin Stefanski’s offensive system. Driskel spent time with former Browns Quarterback Coach Drew Petzing in Arizona, so he already knows a good amount of the offensive structure that this coaching staff still has in place.

It’s also apparent that Driskel has a bigger arm and can make some of the throws that Walker has a tough time making consistently, specifically on out-breaking routes.

Driskel started the regular season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals and finished the game 13-26 for 166 passing yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He also ran 7 times for 33 in the game. The team saw enough in that game to name him Flacco’s backup.

Walker has played in six games for the Browns this year including two starts.

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