The Cleveland Browns don’t have a championship trophy case. They have a street side window with the infamous jersey of failed quarterbacks on display.
The now famous jersey was started in 1999 and has listed every Browns QB to start a game since its inception, all the way up to new Browns QB Robert Griffin III. Each and every name has not worked out.
With 24 different names, it’s estimated that if the owner of the jersey bought a new one instead of writing a new name on a piece of tape each time, he would have spent about $2,500.
But with the city of Cleveland getting a monsoon of rain after their 52-year championship drought Sunday night, the jersey will unfortunately be retired by it’s owner according to ABC News.
“It’s a new day in Cleveland,” Tim Brokaw of the advertising agency Brokaw, Inc., wrote in an email. “We want to be a part of that.”
Brokaw is the jersey’s creator and owner. He regularly displayed the jersey in the window of his agency, adding a new quarterback’s name on duct tape as the list trailed to the ground. It had the names of all the Browns’ 24 quarterback starters since 1999, but it doesn’t anymore.
“Not exactly how we planned it,” Brokaw said. “But after last night’s historic performance, we realized all negative energy and bad juju should be eliminated from The Land.” Brokaw, Inc., announced the “retirement” on its Twitter and Instagram pages Monday afternoon. With the announcement was a photo that had all the names of the quarterbacks eliminated.
“The dark cloud,” Brokaw said, “has been lifted.”