Pat Shurmur had his chat with reporters today and discussed the decision to bring in quarterback Josh Johnson. It was top of my mind yesterday as I wondered if the Browns had talked to Seneca Wallace. He played for the Browns last year and was cut at the end of training camp this year, so it seemed like at least a logical option in the thought progression.
As it turns out, the Browns at least considered it before bringing in veteran Josh Johnson.
#Browns HC Pat Shurmur said acquisition of backup QB Josh Johnson was result of discussion between CEO Joe Banner and GM Tom Heckert.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) December 27, 2012
Shurmur also revealed to the pool that if Trent Richardson is unable to go that Montario Hardesty would get the start and Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya would also be active. Maybe that’s a competitive advantage for the Browns. We at least know that Brandon Jackson is fresh, right? (Yes, I’m kidding.)
Finally, Shurmur wouldn’t reveal exactly who is making roster decisions at this point. He claimed that everyone was talking and working together to make decisions. Imagine that?
[Related: WFNY Podcast – 2012-12-27 – Craig talks to frequent talk radio caller Hiram about the Browns]