Quarterback isn't the only position at which there's a battle between a veteran and a rookie for the right to start in Cleveland.
The Browns brought in running back Ben Tate in free agency to guide the ground game in 2014, but they also added a running back on the second day of the 2014 NFL draft, selecting small-school standout Terrance West.
West, who gained a staggering 2,519 yards on the ground last year at Towson, has consistently impressed throughout training camp, so much so that many pundits have labeled the competition essentially an even heat at this point.
Tate, for his part, told Kevin Jones of the Browns' website that he welcomes another quality back in the rotation: "I will welcome help because I don’t want to run myself into the ground. Of course, you want to be a guy who gets in a rhythm. But I will welcome help. We’re coming along well. Guys are starting to understand the system a little more. So I’m excited to see what some of our [guys] can do."
It was Tate who had the better game against the Lions, both in terms of yardage on the ground and yards per carry. However, West looked better than his 10 carries for 22 yards indicated, drawing the praise of Rotoworld's Josh Norris.
"I know he only totaled 22 yards", Norris tweeted, "but I thought Browns RB Terrance West looked very decisive to go along with active eyes. Low and go."
No matter who the Browns roll out at quarterback, they are going to need to run the ball to have success offensively in 2014.
After all, have you seen the receivers?
It will be very interesting to see if West can continue to press Tate or if the fourth-year pro can put some distance between himself and the youngster.