“I never, ever thought it would come to this,” now former Bears quarterback Jason Campbell said after signing with the Cleveland Browns.

Campbell failed miserably in 2012 as Jay Cutler’s backup after inking one of the league’s largest contracts for a second-stringer.

While the 8th year pro realizes that his time in the NFL could be short-lived, he thinks his chances with the Browns might go beyond borrowed time.

“I know I’ve pretty much outlived my usefulness in pro football,” the 31-year-old signal caller said. “But being exiled to a team that’s averaged four wins each year since 1999, no joke, I could last another 5-6 years in this league.”

Asked what he’ll miss most about playing in Chicago, Campbell mused, “Trading steaks and martinis at Gibson’s for the spinning salad bowl and all-you-can eat breadsticks at the Olive Garden in Cuyahoga Falls.”