CLEVELAND - It stands at 20 and counting.
Give it a few more weeks and the Browns might be checking the St. Edward roster for quarterback help.
After careful deliberation, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has named Jason Campbell the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in Kansas City. Campbell will be the 20th quarterback to start for the Browns since their return to the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1999.
Chudzinski indicated a change might be coming when he said at his Monday press conference that a meeting was planned later that day to discuss the poor play of Brandon Weeden.
Chudzinski wouldn't state the obvious, which is the fact that Weeden has regressed since his rookie season. The decision was based more on what Campbell offers than Weeden's deficiencies.
"Looking at Jason, the things he brings to the table - his leadership, his production," Chudzinski said. "He's been successful in the league. You look at his arm strength, his mobility and some of those things. They tie in from a game-plan standpoint and ultimately giving us the best chance."
Campbell was probably wondering what he had to do to get the call. He lost the training camp competition for the job to Weeden. When Weeden sprained his right thumb in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, Campbell was passed over for Brian Hoyer the following week.
Campbell admitted he felt he would be the starter in the immediate aftermath of the loss to the Ravens. When Weeden went down late in the fourth quarter, Campbell was first off the bench.
"I thought so at the time," Campbell said. "Coach makes those decisions. Any competitor wants to play, but at the same time just because it doesn't go your way doesn't mean you get sidestepped. You root for the next guy. We're all professionals and we're all on the same team.
"If you can speak to that mindset about it not always being about you, I think your team has an opportunity to grow in a mature way. It's about how you handle situations and how you react to them. In my nine years of playing in the game, it's never been about one person."
Chudzinski can only hope that Campbell brings the same spark that Hoyer did in two complete starting assignments - wins over the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals. He last logged action in 2012 for the Chicago Bears, appearing in six games with one start.
Campbell hasn't been a full-time starter since the 2011 season. He started the first six games and produced a 4-2 record before suffering a broken collarbone against the Browns.
Campbell thinks he was playing the best football of his career at the time of the injury. He achieved his highest passer rating (86.4) in 2009 with the Washington Redskins.
"I believe so," he said. "It's kind of a similar situation. It was a young group of guys when I first got there. Everyone was kind of growing together. Once you call a play, they kind of knew it. There wasn't any hesitation.
"Will I do my best right away? I don't know. I just have to play my game."
This is a tricky time for Chudzinski, who must be careful about not losing the confidence of the locker room. It would be easy for players to grow weary of all the changes.
"This is the National Football League," receiver Davone Bess said. "That's the nature of this business. You continue to go with the flow and be prepared."
Sometimes that's not as easy as it might seem.