Browns’ Sashi Brown On RGIII, Draft

Minutes ago, Browns executive Sashi Brown addressed reporters and covered a wide range of topics, including the team’s quarterback position. Here are the highlights:

  • Many have assumed that Robert Griffin III is the Browns‘ de facto starting quarterback, but exec Sashi Brown says that’s not the case, as Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer tweets. “Robert is not even our starting quarterback. He’s got to earn the spot,” Brown said. If RGIII does not have the job locked up, that means the door could be open for Connor Shaw, Austin Davis, and Josh McCown.
  • There has been speculation that the Browns could trade down again, but Brown said that the team “really” likes the No. 8 spot, as Jeff Schudel of The News-Herald tweets. Brown mentioned the possibility of taking a defensive end, cornerback, or linebacker but did not mention wide receiver.
  • Moving back up from No. 8 is “possible” but “not likely,” says Brown (Twitter link via Albert Breer of
  • Brown says that he was “tempted to stay on the clock” at No. 2 but the team could not pass up the extra picks (Twitter link via Cabot).
  • Some believe that the Browns only wanted Jared Goff at No. 2, but Brown says that’s not the case (Twitter link via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal). Brown seems to imply that the team would have been comfortable taking Carson Wentz at No. 2, but there’s no way for us to know if that’s really the case.
  • The Browns did not consider a move up to No. 1, per Brown (Twitter link via Cabot).
  • While the team sees good quarterbacks in the second tier of this year’s class, Brown believes it is hard to find a franchise QB anywhere (Twitter link via Ulrich).
  • Brown would like to have some young talent at wide receiver (Twitter link via Ulrich). The team talked to some free agent WRs, but they did not wind up signing them.
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3 comments on “Browns’ Sashi Brown On RGIII, Draft

  1. jb19

    Why did anyone assume RG3 would start over McCown? RG3 hasn’t thrown a meaningful pass in what will amount to be almost 20 months when the season begins. McCown played great last year, the Browns defense is what loses them games, although the media believes that if they drafted Goff or Wentz that they will be guaranteed to be relevant within a couple years. Browns new FO has done everything right so far… Well, maybe not letting Mitchell Schwartz walk and releasing Dansby. They have too much cap room to justify those decisions. IMO.

  2. UnanymousSuperBowler

    At least for once the browns dont put someone new straight to starter.

  3. Kevin

    All the many years. The Browns have had NOT getting the right quarterback.
    They screw up once again.
    Having a possible answer to there problems.
    And could take one of two good choices.


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