Who will be the Browns’ next starting quarterback?
That remains one of the AFC North’s important unanswered questions. According to executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, the team’s interest in trading for Colin Kaepernick has been overblown.
“Not actively engaged with San Francisco and at this point don’t anticipate being actively engaged with San Francisco,” Brown said Monday via ESPN.com at the NFL meetings.http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15032433/cleveland-browns-not-actively-pursuing-colin-kaepernick-trade-san-francisco-49ers
We already know the Browns have met with ex-Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, but a deal did not sound imminent.http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/redskinsblog/browns%E2%80%99-jackson-says-team-had-%E2%80%9Cgreat-meeting%E2%80%9D-rg3
It remains likely the Browns will draft a quarterback with the No. 2 pick, and they will likely have a choice between Carson Wentz of North Dakota St. and Jared Goff of Cal. But if Wentz or Goff were not ready to start by Week 1, a quarterback already on the Browns’ roster could start again, like Josh McCown or Austin Davis.
Since Joe Flacco became the Ravens’ starter in 2008, the Browns have had 13 quarterbacks start at least one game for them. Here’s the list:
Derek Anderson, Ken Dorsey, Bruce Gradkowski, Brady Quinn
Jake Delhomme, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace
Thad Lewis, Brandon Weeden
Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer, Weeden
Hoyer, Johnny Manziel, Conner Shaw
Davis, Manziel, McCown
Uncertainty at quarterback is nothing new for the Browns. Why should this offseason be any different?