6 Football Players who Played for Colts and Browns

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Colts and the Browns.

Trent Richardson

Trent Richardson played college football at the University of Alabama, where he was instrumental in the Crimson Tide’s national championships in 2009 and 2011.

The Cleveland Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He started his rookie season strongly, establishing himself as the Browns’ primary running back and showing promise. However, in a surprising move during his second year, Cleveland traded Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts.

While Richardson had a promising start to his career, he faced challenges in maintaining consistency and production levels in the NFL. His time with the Colts was marked by struggles on the field, and he eventually moved on from the team.

*Richardson was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 27)

Jacoby Brissett

Jacoby Brissett was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Brissett got his first chance to start after Tom Brady’s suspension and Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury in the 2016 season. Despite mixed results, he showcased his potential as a future starting quarterback.

Brissett’s real opportunity came when he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. When starting QB Andrew Luck was sidelined due to injury, Brissett took over, starting 15 games that season. He showed promise, throwing for over 3,000 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In 2019, following Luck’s sudden retirement, Brissett was once again thrust into the starting role. He started 15 games, throwing for almost 3,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. Most recently, Brissett started 11 games for the Browns last year, throwing for over 2,600 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Brissett Key Stats

  • Super Bowl Champ (Patriots)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Colts)

Andre Rison

Andre Rison was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1989 NFL Draft. Throughout his career, Rison’s big-play ability made him one of the most exciting receivers of his era, and his contributions on the field were often matched by his colorful personality off of it.

During his career, Rison played for multiple teams including the Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders. As a wide receiver, he amassed over 10,000 receiving yards and 84 touchdown receptions.

He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a First-Team All-Pro in 1990. He was also a key mid-season addition to the Packers team that ended up winning Super Bowl XXXI.

Rison Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Falcons)
  • Pro Bowl (Falcons, Chiefs)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Packers)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Falcons, Chiefs)

Charlie Whitehurst

Charlie Whitehurst, known affectionately as “Clipboard Jesus” for his long hair and backup quarterback role, spent 7 seasons in the NFL. He was originally drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.

Whitehurst had the most playing time with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and 2011 and with the Tennessee Titans in 2014. He also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns.

He finished his career with 9 starts in 25 game appearances, passing for 2463 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions.

Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer is a veteran quarterback who has primarily been a backup with multiple NFL teams. He entered the league undrafted in 2009 and signed with the New England Patriots, backing up Tom Brady and earning a Super Bowl ring with the team in Super Bowl XLIX.

Hoyer has also started for several teams, including the Cleveland Browns (his lone 3000+ Yard Passing Season was there), Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers, with career passing stats including over 10,000 yards, 53 touchdowns, and a passer rating in the mid-80s.

Kelly Holcomb

Kelly Holcomb was selected as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995. Holcomb’s NFL career began as a backup quarterback, and he had stints with several teams, including the Colts, Browns, Bills, and Vikings.

Perhaps his best season came in 2005 with the Buffalo Bills, where he started in eight games and threw for 1,509 yards with 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Holcomb finished his career with 5,916 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, and 38 interceptions.

He also played a significant role in the 2002 AFC Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, throwing for 429 yards and 3 touchdowns in a losing effort. His 429 yards were the third-highest total in NFL playoff history at the time.

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