Lewis started his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams after having signed as a free agent, but was released after two years. New Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmer knew Thad from his tenure as Offensive Coordinator with the Rams before getting the Browns job, so Cleveland quickly snagged Lewis.
Lewis opens camp as the fourth quarterback on the depth chart. Rookie Brandon Wheedon will battle incumbent Colt McCoy for the start at QB, but many have speculated McCoy could be shipped elsewhere, which would mean Lewis battling Seneca Wallace for the backup role.
There is a reason Shurmer wanted Lewis in the fold, and BDN feels there is no doubt we'll be seeing him earn a spot on the squad this August. Here is another BDN interview with the former Duke star.