Browns Unlikely To Trade For Veteran QB

The Browns don’t envision trading for a veteran quarterback, general manager Sashi Brown told reporters, including Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com (Twitter link), today. Depending on Brown’s definition of the word “veteran,” that could rule out pursuits of the Patriots’ Jimmy Garoppolo and the Bengals’ A.J. McCarron.Jimmy Garoppolo (Vertical)

[RELATED: Browns Likely To Keep No. 1 Overall Pick]

New England reportedly isn’t willing to deal Garoppolo, but that hasn’t stopped the Browns from inquiring. The Patriots’ price for Garoppolo has varied, but Cleveland’s No. 12 pick isn’t going to get a deal done. The Browns aren’t willing to trade the No. 1 overall pick in exchange for a quarterback, so they may simply not match up with the Patriots on a swap.

The Bengals, meanwhile, aren’t actively shopping McCarron, but are willing to trade him (and would even be comfortable shipping him within the AFC North). Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com recently hinted Cincinnati would be open to sending McCarron and the ninth overall pick to Cleveland for pick Nos. 12 and 33. Using Chase Stuart of Football Perspective‘s draft value chart, that deal would imply McCarron is worth the 44th overall selection on his own.

At present, the Browns’ depth chart at quarterback includes Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan, and Brock Osweiler. Although Osweiler had been expected to be traded or released, Brown said today the ex-Texan will have a chance to compete for the starting QB role, tweets Marc Sessler of NFL.com. Of course, that sentiment could simply be lip service until Cleveland decides how to proceed with Osweiler.

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12 comments on “Browns Unlikely To Trade For Veteran QB

  1. qbass187

    The Browns a stupid. Trade that #1 if it gets you Garoppolo. I mean seriously, how many times have the Browns had a high draft pick and didn’t screw it up? Never!!! At least if they acquire Jimmy Football there’s something there!
    Not trading the #1 pick for and established talent is probably the MOST Browns move they could make!

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    • NYY42

      Lol.. Garoppolo is not worth a #1 overall pick. The 12th is questionable!

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    • sufferfortribe
      sufferfortribe

      Dude, take your meds. Garoppolo isn’t even worth the #33 pick.

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      • Mack83
        Mack83

        To CLE he is. He’s worth #12, not #1, but def #12.

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    • cuban1

      An established quarterback? Because he threw 94 passes or whatever number it was, you’re as delusional as the browns would have to be to make that deal. At the very least, Jackson knows what hes getting in Mccarron because he coached him.

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    • JKB

      QBass187 calls the Browns stupid then says they should trade the #1 overall pick to the Patriots for Garoppolo? Haha who is the stupid one

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  2. Flubby

    As a pats fan I wouldn’t even expect the browns to trade the #1 pick for jimmy g. #12 and change could make sense for both teams though because the odds of the browns drafting and grooming their own QB are slim to none. Jimmy has shown some glimpses albeit in a small sample size.

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  3. John Murray

    I had thought maybe – Butler to the Saints for #32, then trading Jimmy G, #32 and #72 for #12, #52 and #65.

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  4. cuban1

    Let me guess, hes worth it because he has 3 years in at the Tom Brady qb school as some of you delusional fans seem to put it. Some of the previous pupils under Brady have been Matt Cassel, Kevin o’connell, brian hoyer and Ryan Mallett. Im pretty sure if the Tom Brady qb school was a real thing, it would have lost its accreditation years ago.

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  5. progers2622

    Yeah because every pats QB that has gone to other teams has done so well. The pats system is just amazing. 10-5 with pats in 08 and then 4-11 the next with KC.

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  6. You just made List

    forget about garoppolo …they should try to get garett & watson … no way jimmy g will be better then deShaun

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  7. jmi1950

    Hoyer looked good on a bad Bears team last yr. When the Pats were bad Jim Plunkett was a failed #1 for them. Once Plunkett was on a good Raiders team — SB Champ. If Jimmy G goes to a good team he will be fine. If he goes to the Browns and they don’t fix the roster he will be bad. The Giants, Ravens & Denver D’s won 5 recent SB’s not Eli, Dilfer, Flacco & Peyton.

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