August 26, 2014

Raiders to work out former Browns QB Seneca Wallace

Adam Schefter is reporting (by way of PFT for us) that former Browns QB Seneca Wallace is going to work out for the Oakland Raiders. It just goes to show that there are at least nine lives available for anyone who can stand under center in the NFL. It also goes to show that the economics of football are changing just a bit.

Seneca Wallace was cut prior to the 2012 season in favor of Brandon Weeden, Colt McCoy and Thaddeus Lewis. Wallace was set to make $2.4 million on the year and even with plenty of money to spare, it almost certainly was a part of the Browns’ decision to cut Wallace loose.

Fast-forward to this off-season where the Browns signed another journeyman veteran quarterback – Jason Campbell – with experience at a similar age as to what Wallace was when he originally signed with the Browns. Wallace signed that deal for three years and $9 million plus incentives. Campbell’s contract is two years and a mere $3.75 million with a reported $2.6 million in available incentives. And Campbell is a player with legitimate starting experience that Seneca Wallace never had.

Add in additional evidence like Kevin Kolb’s two-year deal for $6.1 million with a miniscule $1 million in guaranteed money, and it might be a full-blown trend at the league’s most important position.

[Related: NFL News: Browns sign WR David Nelson]

  • mgbode

    nearly half their cap is taken up in “dead money” and they have exactly 1 1st round draft pick that they have ever drafted left on their team (Darren McFadden – who is usually injured).

    Pity is appropriate for many reasons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/terren.hodge Terren Christopher Hodge

    Don’t feel bad for us. Worry about your team.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Thank goodness for the Raiders they make the Browns QB decisions look better!

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Can’t we do both? Because that situation where the Raiders pilfer discarded Browns players seems troubling and somebody should be keeping an eye on that.

  • cashmeout707

    We have 2. Seabass in 2000

  • RaiderFan

    If the Raiders do sign him he’d be the third string qb behind Flynn and Pryor. Just looking for veteran depth