Charlie Lester Frye played his NCAA football for Akron before being chosen by the Cleveland Browns in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was drafted in the third round and was the 67th pick overall. He was the third player on the depth chart for Seattle. With Akron, he threw for over 2,000 yards each of four years. In his final college season he notched 18 touchdown passes, completing 63.6-percent of his passes.
Frye played in a total of 21 games for the Browns. In 2006, he appeared in 13 games, going 252 of 393 (64.1-percent). He threw for 2,454 yards and tossed 10 touchdown passes. He also ran for three scores. In that same season, he threw 17 interceptions and fumbled twice, losing both. His overall stats over 21 games include a 62.3-percent completion rate, 3,490 passing yards and a rating of 70.2. He’s thrown a total of 10 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. On September 11, 2007, after playing one game in his third season with the Browns, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. He did not play for Seattle that season.
On 8th June 2009, Frye signed with the team of Oakland Raiders followed by an unrestricted free agent in 2008. He finished the season with 581 yards passing, 4 INT and 1 TD with 65.3 QB rating. By 15 March 2010, he signed a one year of $1.2 million dollar contract with this team.
Frye has a tall NFL quarterback body but a thin frame. He stands at six-foot-four and weighs 220 pounds. His height gives him ideal field vision but his body can use more bulk to give him more durability. He’s a smart player who moves well, has good quickness and offers solid athleticism. But his arm strength is not as sound as it can be, his accuracy is below par and he holds onto the ball too long, which often results in a sack and/or fumble.
Frye had a chance to be the Cleveland starter but was unable to win the spot, losing it to Derek Anderson. Furthermore, the drafting of Notre Dame star Brady Quinn in 2007 made Frye expendable.