The saddest jersey in the NFL just got a little bit sadder.
After Browns coach Mike Pettine announced on Wednesday that Austin Davis would be the team’s starter against Cincinnati on Sunday, Davis’ name was immediately added to the most depressing jersey in sports: The Browns quarterback jersey.
The jersey lists every Browns starting quarterback since the team returned to Cleveland in 1999.
The jersey hangs in a window in downtown Cleveland and serves as a constant reminder that no team in the NFL produces horrible quarterbacks quite like the Browns do.
The Browns pretty much wrote the book on how not to develop a quarterback, and clearly, Pettine’s read the book because he’s on his third starting quarterback this year.
Just to review, here’s the name of every quarterback listed on the jersey: Tim Couch, Ty Detmer, Doug Pederson, Spergon Wynn, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown, Trent Dilfer, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Ken Dorsey, Bruce Gradkowski, Jake Delhomme, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace, Thad Lewis, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel, Connor Shaw and now Davis.
The 49ers are slashing prices on Colin Kaepernick jerseys
If you’ve ever wanted to buy a Colin Kaepernick 49ers jersey, now is the best time to do it, because the Niners put everything Kap-related in their store on a serious markdown.
On the other hand, maybe it’s the worst time to buy a Kaepernick jersey because, well, it’s on markdown.
A day after Cyber Monday, the 49ers are still slashing prices on Kap gear, offering somewhere in the range of $10 to $70 discounts on various Kaepernick apparel.
Typically speaking, when a team is trying to dump someone’s gear, it’s because they know that gear won’t be be selling for very long. If the 49ers were 6-5 and in the playoff hunt and Kap hadn’t been benched for Blaine Gabbert, you wouldn’t see this sort of sale.
To wit: Patrick Willis has all his stuff listed at the full retail price. HE’S RETIRED.
Dying for a Jarryd Hayne jersey even though San Francisco cut him (and put him on the practice squad)? Full price.
Blaine Gabbert? Full price.
Justin Smith? Full price!
Surely there must be some other guys on sale, right? Glad you asked — there are! Current Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree’s 49ers jersey is on sale, current/suspended Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith’s 49ers jersey is on sale, current Denver Broncos tight end Vernon Davis’ jersey is on sale, and, well you’re probably picking up on the pattern at this point.