Amid reports that Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold could consider staying in school rather than going to the Browns, one quarterback has embraced that chance: Florida's Malik Zaire.
However, he's still open to quarterbacking the Browns, if they'll have him.
The Ohio native tweeted as much on Wednesday afternoon.
A few years ago, Zaire was the extremely promising starting quarterback at Notre Dame, but after going down with injury, he was replaced by current Browns started DeShone Kizer. Ahead of this season, he transferred to Florida with hopes of leading the Gators to a third straight SEC East title under Jim McElwain. Instead, he split time with Feleipe Franks and Luke Del Rio, playing in just four games, all Florida losses.
The Gators finished a very disappointing 4-8, and McElwain lost his job.
According to 247Sports, there is a possibility that Zaire could be eligible for a sixth year waiver considering his injury history, but it doesn't seem too likely that he'll return to play for new head coach Dan Mullen.