Browns finally sign Rex Grossman


After being linked to him through much of the offseason, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Rex Grossman.

Grossman is 6-1, 225 pounds and officially in his 12th NFL season out of Florida. Originally, a first-round pick (22nd overall) by Chicago in 2003, Grossman has appeared in 54 games and has compiled a 25-22 (.532) record as a starter. He has completed 863 of 1,562 career passes for 10,232 yards with 56 touchdowns and 60 interceptions. He’s also the subject of one of the sports blogesphere’s most entertaining (and meme-generating) pieces pretty much ever.

Sexy Rexy spent his first six seasons (2003-08) with the Bears and led Chicago to Super Bowl XLI during his first full season as the starter. He spent the past four seasons (2010-13) with the Redskins following one year with the Texans (2009). Last season, he was inactive for 13 games and was active but did not play in the team’s final three contests.

To make room for The Cannon, the Browns waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

  • It’ll be somewhat interesting to see how this shakes out between he and Shaw. I’d guess Shaw would go to the practice squad and Sexy Rexy would stay on as 3rd string and tutor.

  • Pat Leonard

    I would put the chances of this at “strong” to “very strong”.

  • Chris Mc

    There can’t possibly be enough women or booze in this city for Johnny and Rex to coexist peacefully.

  • Pat Leonard

    They can always fly some in, Jalen Rose-style.

  • saggy

    I’ve never seen that blogpiece you linked to. If that’s your idea of funny then i’m Redd Foxx.

    I found it to be insulting in so many ways – forget about the homophobic references, i am talking COMEDY-WISE insulting. There’s zero redeeming value in that piece in any way shape or form.

  • mgbode

    Add immediately cutting Tyler Thigpen after that preseason debacle to the things that this FO has done with which I completely agree.

    If there is one thing that any Brown’s fan should know, then it is horrific QB play. And, Thigpen looked about as bad as any of the QBs we have seen (or worse). Glad that we don’t have to worry about him seeing field time.

  • Harv 21

    Ok, at 225 pounds guessing he’s here to take a punch from the division foes if/when both the skinny starters get wobbled. Weeds could have done that but we’ve all had quite enough of Weeds.

  • BenRM

    Probably should have brought the BUZZ back and signed Vince Young…

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I predicted weeks ago Shaw to the practice squad it’s just instead of Thigpen being the veteran backup #3 it will now be Gross-man. It makes little sense for them to replace one veteran backup QB with another then cut that guy in favor of Shaw.

  • CBI

    Next best thing to RG3 is RG 3 & Out.

  • Garry_Owen

    Wow. Absolutely agree. I couldn’t even get through the first 2 paragraphs.

  • Garry_Owen

    This QB competition just got real, y’all.

  • You have to be a fan of KSK to appreciate it.

  • Pat Leonard

    And 25% sexier.

  • Eric G


  • Pat Leonard

    Depends on whether you are using Leonard’s Sexy Quotient or Owen’s Sexy Theorem. Highly debated.

  • Sex Cannon

  • swig

    Sexy Rexy was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the headline.

  • RGB

    Contrary to camp reports, think they are hiding Shaw?

  • mgbode

    Connor has no arm strength and is a terrible human being. Absolutely no team should even think about snagging him off our PS this year because it would be a worthless effort.

    (see what I did there?)

  • RGB