Cleveland Browns: 3 reasons to stay far away from Cardale Jones
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns may have an ongoing quarterback problem, but Ohio State’s Cardale is far from the answer.
The 2016 NFL Draft is less than two days away and the Cleveland Browns, current holders of 12 selections spread across the draft’s three rounds, are reportedly ready for the new regime’s first draft.
With the start of the draft on the horizon we are also that much closer to the end of another tiresome debate, this one centered around the misguided notion that the Browns should use a draft pick on Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones.
The movement for the Browns to select Jones started last fall with the “Fail for Cardale” campaign, went into hibernation after Jones was benched for continued ineffectiveness, but regained some steam in the weeks leading up to the draft.
The thinking goes something along the lines of because the 6-foot-5, 249-pound Jones is built like Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger then he will be as good as Roethlisberger. And that because Jones can throw a football very far, he is a lock to take over the NFL.
We’ve watched the Browns – and by extension the NFL – since the mid-1970s and cannot think of a worst pairing between a team and a player.
Here are three indisputable reasons why the Browns should put the idea of drafting Jones completely out of their mind this weekend.
Next: Jones may not be all that good