The Long, Slow Downward Spiral Of Brian Brohm’s Career Continues

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Brian Brohm

Brohm's career has gone down the toilet since being drafted.

Remember [intlink id=”83″ type=”category”]Brian Brohm[/intlink]?

The former Louisville quarterback and Green Bay Packers second-round pick was supposed to be either a superb backup for [intlink id=”25″ type=”category”]Aaron Rodgers[/intlink], competition for Rodgers, or traded to another team for a high draft pick by now.

Instead, he got cut after his second Packers training camp, signed to the practice squad and picked up by the [intlink id=”509″ type=”category”]Buffalo Bills[/intlink].

Although he was given an opportunity to start in Buffalo, he performed much like he did in Green Bay. That is to say, nothing like he did at Louisville.

In three career games with the Bills, including two starts, Brohm was 27-of-52 for 252 yards, zero touchdowns and five interceptions.

The Bills decided to go with a guy named Levi Brown as their No. 3 quarterback this season and let Brohm move on. Brown is entering his second NFL season after playing collegiately at Troy. He’s thrown three NFL passes and one was intercepted.

The dream isn’t over just yet for Brohm, though.

He’s been signed by the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives.

Brohm will compete with Chase Clement, Zac Lee, and Chad Friehauf for the Locomotives starting quarterback job.

Clement played at Rice and went undrafted in 2009. Lee was an undrafted free agent from Nebraska this season. He was signed by the Seahawks for one week before being cut. Similarly, Friehauf was an undrafted free agent from the Colorado School of Mines who was briefly with the Broncos.

This is the company Brian Brohm now keeps.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

13 Comments on "The Long, Slow Downward Spiral Of Brian Brohm’s Career Continues"

  1. well i suppose this is the grim reality of the nfl for former college stars who dont quite make it. Still i think nfl minimum is 100k at least, so chances are brohm has made more than most regular jerk offs

  2. calipackfan

    Andy I agree with you in that he made some money but deep inside it has to hurt him not being able to make it in the nfl.

  3. Shawn iltarion

    League minimum, even for rookies, is $340,000. Of course, that doesn’t apply here since Brohm’s rookie contract was worth well more than that.

    In his two years, I’m sure Brohm made over a million dollars. You or I would have to make $100,000 for 10 years to make near what Brohm got in just 2 years.

    Of course, how much of that went to his agent? How much did he just blow? Exactly.

    At least he is now in Vegas.

  4. Randy R

    Brohm made 1.08 mill for 2008 with the Pack, The Bills paid him 2.05 mill for his 2 years there….His NFL career QB Rating is 26.0..His QB rating for 4 years at Louieville (sit down)…158!!!

  5. Big j

    Brian has a degree in finance and maintained close to a 4.0. Both him and his brother were always money smart . I see him eventually coaching . He was a great college Player just couldnt pick up the nfl speed. He never had any of the vices that some players have ie strip clubs gambling . He was happy to be a packer even if for a sec.


    Really Big J? None of the vices? how do you know that? Cause I knoe for a fact the guy’s pick up line at my frat parties at Louisville was “Im a balla”.. hahah. He is a good guy, not so smart, but a good guy. He has a degree in finance with a 4.0? Really? Well if your last name is Brohm in louisville you can drive a hooker off the chappaquiddick and get away with it.

  7. john hill

    Yea yea … ……never got a real chance at gb and at buff had no protection and he was hit on every interception……….you can’t tell me that some on these jokers that are currently playing and some starting are better! ….

  8. Doug Bishop

    Now that the 2012 NFL regular season has come to a close, NFL free agent Brian Brohm should be afforded an opportunity to compete for numerous starting and backup NFL QB positions during the off season. In particular, Brohm’s agent should make a case for Brohm to replace several inept starting NFL QB’s whose teams finished the 2012 season with below .500 records and/or replacing backup QB’s that appear to be at the end of their careers and/or do not give their respective teams a chance to win. Those QB’s with targets on their backs should be: Mark Sanchez, Brandon Weeden, Brady Quinn, Chad Henne, Matt Cassel, Blaine Gabbert, Carson Palmer, Nick Foles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Michael Vick, Jake Locker, Matt Hasselback, Ryan Tannehill, Josh Freeman, Jason Campbell, Rex Grossman, Matt Moore, Tarvaris Jackson, Tim Tebow, Kyle Orton, Charlie Batch, Byron Leftwich, Matt Flynn, Joe Webb, Graham Harrell, Chase Daniel, Matt Leinart, Josh McCown, Curtis Painter, Matt Simms, Tyler Thigpin, and Greg McEroy. I understand that the NFL is not about ‘fairness’, but the NFL should be about ‘winning’. At the University of Louisville and in the Big East Conference Brian Brohm proved himself as a starter and as a winner. His winning potential as a NFL QB has not diminished–with his experience in the UFL, his potential has only improved. This should be the year for the NFL to give Brian Brohm a legitimate shot at his dream and to prove the naysayers wrong, and to give Brohm’s fans an opportunity to see him play. Comments welcomed.

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