As the Ravens prepare for Sunday’s road game in Cleveland, plenty of Browns fans wish Carson Wentz was their starting quarterback.
It’s not a certainty that the Browns made a mistake by trading down in April, instead of drafting Wentz at No. 2. But it’s trending that way.
Wentz looked very impressive in his NFL debut, leading the Eagles to a victory over the Browns. Meanwhile, the NFL future of Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has never looked more uncertain after his latest injury.
That leaves the Browns with 37-year-old Josh McCown as their starting quarterback against the Ravens, and Cleveland still with no franchise quarterback.
The Browns have collected draft picks, but collecting victories won’t be easy until they find a long-term quarterback.
How did Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger look picking apart the Redskins on Monday? Roethlisberger has two Super Bowl rings, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been a Super Bowl MVP, and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has led his team to five straight playoff seasons, despite his post-season struggles.
Everywhere else in the AFC North except Cleveland, the quarterback position is stable.
Browns coach Hue Jackson said the organization wasn’t second-guessing itself for not drafting Wentz.
“No we haven’t,” Jackson said Monday at his press conference. “That’s one thing I can tell you for sure has not happened. He (Wentz) had a good game, a great game if you guys want to term it that, and I respect that. He’s a fine young man and they have good coaches and a good organization, and he is going to do well for them, but that was one game…We’ll look back and see where is he over a period of time.”
But after just one week of a new season, the Browns find themselves in a familiar spot at the bottom of the AFC North, with no long-term solution at quarterback.
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