The Cleveland Browns are likely targeting a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft. We take a look at UNC’s Mitch Trubisky as a possible option.
The pressure for the Cleveland Browns organization to produce a winner is growing. The expectation for the city of Cleveland is championship-caliber teams. Both the Indians and Cavaliers have found the recipe for success and have produced winners for the hometown.
The Browns have all the pressure on them to figure out how to turn around an organization rebuilding since 1999 and give Cleveland another winning team. With two out of three teams in the center of the sports universe, the Browns need to follow suit and find a way to join them as the latest successful sports organization in Cleveland. For the Browns to finally get things right, the quarterback position must be stabilized.
Rookie quarterback Cody Kessler has been impressive through his first four starts of his career. The rookie third-round pick has posted similar numbers to Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. Kessler is coming off his best performance last week against Tennessee where he threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns.
Kessler has exceeded everything the coaching staff has expected of him and has shown the leadership, toughness and poise to play the NFL quarterback position. He has intangibles that Hue Jackson and his staff love like his accuracy and pocket poise. Kessler is deserving to start the rest of the season so he can continue to develop and the coaching staff can evaluate his play. If Kessler can continue the development, the Browns could pass on selecting a quarterback in the first round next season and address other key positions.
However, Sashi Brown and the front office are continuing to evaluate the nation’s top college quarterbacks looking to find a franchise quarterback for this organization for the next decade. This week in the college football quarterback tracker, North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky will be featured.