Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme will visit the Browns Thursday, multiple Internet sites are reporting.
Delhomme, 35 and an 11-year veteran, was cut by the Panthers a week ago after seven seasons with Carolina. The Panthers still owed Delhomme more than $12.5 million in guaranteed money, but believed his skills began to erode in the 2008 playoffs. In 2009, Delhomme threw eight touchdown passes with 18 interceptions and went 4-7 as a starter before breaking a finger on his throwing hand.
But Delhomme led the Panthers to the Super Bowl in his first season as a starter in 2003, to the NFC Championship game in 2005 (losing to Mike Homgren's Seattle Seahawks) and to a divisional playoff appearance in 2008. He could serve as a mentor to the Browns' Brady Quinn, if Quinn is not traded, or if the team selects a quarterback in the April 22-24 draft.