KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For a third time this season and second in consecutive weeks, the Chiefs face another backup quarterback.
Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski announced Wednesday morning Jason Campbell would start over Brandon Weeden when the Browns take on the undefeated Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
“He’s been able to win in this league and be productive,” Chudzinski said of Campbell during Wednesday morning’s media conference call. “He has a good arm and mobility and has shown to be a playmaker. From a game plan standpoint, I think his skillset gives us what we need.”
The Browns (3-4) are now on their third quarterback on the season.
Weeden, who started the season, was replaced by Brian Hoyer, whose knee injury paved the way for Wheeden to return, and now Campbell.
Campbell, an eight-year pro, has experience against an Andy Reid-coached team from their time in the NFC East when Campbell played for the Washington Redskins.
However, Chudzinski said Campbell’s prior experience against Reid didn’t weigh in the decision to make a quarterback change.
“I think it’s really more about the defense that Kansas City is running and not really about Andy Reid necessarily,” Chudzinski said. “I think just his experience overall will help him, the things he’s been through, the ups and downs of games and understanding what he needs to do to help the team win.”
While with the Oakland Raiders, Campbell beat the Chiefs 31-10 at Arrowhead Stadium in the final week of the 2010 season.
Campbell completed 15-of-25 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown, adding 33 yards rushing on four carries.
“Arrowhead is a fun place, but at the same time it’s a very loud place,” Campbell said during the media conference call. “We just have to make sure we do things we can to stay on the same page.”