There are several teams in the NFL that serve as handy reminders of how grateful Patriots fans should be for their quarterback situation. New England's next opponent, the Cleveland Browns, are one of those teams and the following paragraph should do a good job of illustrating why.
With Jason Campbell suffering a concussion in Week 12, the Browns turned the keys of their offense back to Brandon Weeden last Sunday. Weeden would go onto suffer a concussion against the Jaguars, leaving his status for this week's matchup in doubt. If neither signal caller can go, the Browns will be forced to turn to Alex Tanney, an undrafted rookie who was signed last week from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad. Head Coach Rob Chudzinski has acknowledged that Tanney time is a possibility for Cleveland.
If you had never heard of Tanney before now, join the club. If you had heard of Tanney, it was probably due to this trick throws video, which went viral while the quarterback was ripping up Division III football at Monmouth College.
Tanney, who graduated from Monmouth with the NCAA's all time record for passing touchdowns with 157, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. He spent all of 2012 stashed on injured reserve before getting cut in the spring. Dallas signed him this past offseason and kept him on their practice squad until Cleveland plucked him up last week after Campbell's injury.
Hopefully Tanney is less adept at feeding the ball to the red hot Josh Gordon than he is at through-a-window-and-into-a-trash-can trick throws.