It wouldn’t be Cleveland unless people were talking about the team finding a new quarterback. Though Brandon Weeden deserves a chance in head coach Rob Chudzinski’s offense – with some welcomed competition – it would appear that the team is looking for any way to actually replace him.
The hottest name to do so is Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, who, essentially, is never going to play in New England. He will have to find a new team to have any chance of starting, and the Browns still appear interested in trading for him.
What will it take to get Mallett, though? Some believe it will take a second-round pick, which makes no sense for the Browns. For one thing, the team currently does not hold a second-round pick for this year’s draft, but that is also a steep price to pay for a backup quarterback.
Mallett could potentially be bought for a third-round pick and another conditional pick, but even then, the Browns are better served building the rest of the team through the draft right now.
That won’t stop the rumors from flying, though.