I’ve been marinating on this whole Browns-Bengals debacle all day. I feel like we need to take the last couple of years and view them a certain way: a run-on sentence. That’s the only way to truly appreciate the quicksand the Browns are in. So here we go.
The Browns used the 22nd overall pick in 2012 and again in 2014 on QB’s while sorting through Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer, the first was on Brandon Weeden and the second on Johnny Manziel, supposedly after the Texas A&M product texted management asking for them to draft him, displaying just enough moxy that they actually went ahead and did it, they acquired Josh McCown in 2015, before signing Robert Griffin III and then using a 3rd round pick on Cody Kessler in 2016, they traded for Texans cast-off Brock Osweiler, and used a 2nd round draft pick on DeShone Kizer in 2017, before later cutting Osweiler and naming rookie Kizer the starter, later benching him for 2016 Chiefs 5th round pick Kevin Hogan for a game before returning to Kizer under center just long enough to attempt to trade for Bengals backup QB A.J. McCarron, only to have that trade denied by the NFL because the Browns did not properly notify the league by the 4:00 PM deadline.
Can’t wait for the draft!