Browns' Thad Lewis to start at QB

Updated: December 28, 2012, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio -- Once practice ended on Friday, quarterback Thad Lewis was approached by Browns coach Pat Shurmur, who had great news for the third-stringer.

"He said, 'You're the man,' " Lewis said.

And just like that, Lewis became Cleveland's starter Sunday in the season finale at Pittsburgh, where he will take his first regular-season NFL snaps against the Steelers and their No. 1-ranked defense.

"It's exciting," Lewis said. "It's a blessing for a childhood dream come ...

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