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Browns Reveal Frontrunner in Backup QB Competition

Larry Rupp
The Cleveland Browns have revealed a frontrunner in their backup quarterback competition.
The Cleveland Browns have revealed a frontrunner in their backup quarterback competition. / (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Not only does the news of Deshaun Watson's lengthened suspension cement Jacoby Brissett as the starting quarterback in Cleveland, but it also makes the Browns' backup competition much more exciting. Head coach Kevin Stefanski provided a bit of insight on who the frontrunner is on Friday.

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Stefanski explained that Joshua Dobbs remains ahead of Josh Rosen at the moment. However, he did says that "everything's a competition." Both players will have a chance to impress in the Browns upcoming preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles that kicks off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Dobbs signed a one-year deal worth nearly $1.2 million with Cleveland back in April and played well in the preseason opener. In fact, the former Tennessee standout led all three of Cleveland's scoring drives in the 24-13 win. Dobbs completed 10 of his 13 pass attempts for 108 yards and 1 touchdown.

Meanwhile, Rosen was brought on to the roster toward the end of July as some much-needed depth. He was an 6-of-7 for 58 yards in the Browns preseason opener. The fifth-year veteran does have NFL experience, owning a record of 3-13 to go along with 12 career touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

Brissett's health is of the utmost importance now, so don't expect him to play in more than a few series. It'll be the Dobbs and Rosen show on Sunday. Cleveland is slated as a 3-point home underdog against Philadelphia with odds set at +125 on the moneyline, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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