Stave ranked second in school history in passing yards (7,635) and touchdowns (48) and this will be his first official season out of Wisconsin.
After bouncing around a few practice squads the 6-5, 236-pound quarterback has found a new home in Cleveland.
Prior to signing with the Browns, Stave was with the New York Jets.
The new addition makes it a total of 4 quarterbacks on the roster. Tyrod Taylor, Drew Stanton, Baker Mayfield and now Joel Stave.
He finished his collegiate career as Wisconsin's all-time winningest quarterback, with a 31-10 record as a starter. Stave ranked second in school history in passing yards (7,635) and touchdowns (48). He is a native of Greenfield, Wis.