Today marks yet another day proving that Cleveland Browns fans are the saddest football fans on the planet. After Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones’ performance against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Monday night, Cleveland fans now want him in a Browns jersey. On Twitter, they’ve started a #FailForCardale hashtag campaign to get Cardale as their next franchise quarterback.
Jones, a native of Cleveland, completed 50 percent of his passes and threw two touchdowns and ran for 99 yards and a touchdown in Monday night’s game in Blacksburg. As for the Browns current quarterback situation, they’ve gone with Josh McCown for the 2015 season over Johnny Manziel, whose elbow injury held him back at the end of the preseason. Cleveland drafted Manziel in the third round of last year’s NFL Draft.
Jones, who started last season at Ohio State as a third-string quarterback, became college football’s feel-good story by the end of the year, after he led the Buckeyes to a national title. Jones took over for quarterback J.T. Barrett after Barrett fractured his ankle against Michigan in the Buckeyes’ regular season finale. At the start of the 2014 season, Jones was behind both Barrett and Braxton Miller, who missed last season entirely, thanks to a preseason shoulder injury. Miller has since been converted to an h-back, where he can now be seen showing off dazzling spin moves like these.
Jones is likely to remain the Buckeyes’ starter for the rest of the 2015 season. If he keeps playing like he did on Monday night, the #FailForCardale campaign is likely to get even bigger as the season rolls on.