Thursday 17 September 2015

Do you remember these quarterbacks?

My previous posts have mentioned that the Browns have had 23 starting QBs since their comeback in 1999. Looking through my collection, here are four Browns cards of QBs that either didn't make the team, or ever have a start in that same period.

2000 Bowman #216

I have three different Kevin Thompson cards over 2000 and 2001. He appeared in a December 3, 2000 loss to Jacksonville (48-0 ouch!). Looking at the game log at, it appears that he played in one series.

On first down he had a carry for no gain that included him fumbling, and recovering his own fumble. After a false start by the NFL Network's Shaun O'Hara, on second down he handed off to Jamel White for a 4 yard gain. Facing 3rd and 11, he completed his only pass to Jamel White for 8 yards and then the Browns punted.

2001 Leaf Rookies & Stars #102

I have four different Josh Booty cards between 2001 and 2003. He isn't listed on
2003 SP Authentic #203, #/1200

This is one of the cards that I picked up at the card show in Syracuse last Saturday. It is one of two   Hybl cards that I have from 2003. Nate Hybl is also not listed on
2006 Upper Deck Legends #206, #/750

I have 11 different Darrell Hackney cards from 2006, including 4 autographed ones. Yet I chose this card to show of the Future Legend. As with the previous two QBs, he does not have a listing on
None of the above were drafted by the Browns. Josh Booty was originally a 6th round draft pick of the Seahawks, and the others were all undrafted free agents.



  1. I remember two of those QBs well. Josh Booty started in baseball, wasn't very good, and went back to college to LSU to play there.

    Nate Hybl went to the University of Oklahoma...but not at first. He lost out in a QB battle at the University of Georgia to Quincy Carter and transferred as a result. Hybl then led the Sooners to the Rose Bowl. He now, according to Wikipedia, owns a restaurant here in Atlanta called gusto! Wood Fired Grill...

    1. Josh Booty also returned to baseball with a reality show that taught him a knuckleball and had him go to, I believe, a Diamondbacks training camp.

      Mmm, wood fired grill...

    2. Apparently, Hybl's restaurant is actually a reasonably-priced-type eatery that I think he hopes he'll be able to franchise.