NFL: Delhomme chose Browns for chance to start
BEREA, Ohio ó Jake Delhomme isnít ready to be a backup.
The former Carolina Panthers quarterback says he signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns because of their strong finish following a struggling start last year, plus the addition of Mike Holmgren as team president.
Delhomme, 35, chose the Browns over his hometown New Orleans Saints, where he would have been a backup to Drew Brees.
Delhomme acknowledges he didnít play well last season, adding that his five-interception performance in a playoff loss in 2008 led to his difficult start last season.
Delhomme threw eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions last year before Carolina released him earlier this month.