Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns would be desperate to overpay A.J.


Daily Dawg Tags brings you the news you need to know about the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL. Today we see why overpaying for a QB is a mistake.

The Daily Dawg Tags are here once again to help you get your day started out right. The Cleveland Browns are another day closer to the start of free agency, and the rumors keep swirling.

The biggest now is surely the connection between quarterback A.J. McCarron and Browns head coach Hue Jackson. It seems like everyone believes Cleveland will pursue him, but at what cost?

The team doesn’t need to look too far to see how bad it can be to overpay a young signal caller, it happened just one season ago when the Chicago Bears went crazy for Mike Glennon.

That topic and much more can be found in today’s news links. Enjoy.

Cleveland Browns News

Kirk Cousins bidding war starts early

The New York Jets are reportedly letting it be known that they will do whatever it takes to lure the former Redskin to their team. That means if Cleveland is indeed interested, they better be ready to break the bank.

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Overpaying for AJ McCarron Would Mark a New Low in NFL QB Desperation — Sean Tomlinson, Bleacher Report

"Step right up, one and all, because AJ McCarron is here to inject some unwise quarterback spending into free agency. Which means he’s about to make sure all is right in the NFL universe and a sense of normalcy has been restored.It just wouldn’t be free agency without a young, unproven quarterback vacuuming up a desperate team’s money."

Joe Thomas names biggest Browns rival — Josh Edwards, 247 Sports

"Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas and former wide receiver Andrew Hawkins joined ‘The Dave Dameshek Football Program’ to discuss several topics including Cleveland’s biggest rival. Fans have their own opinions but, how do the players see it?Thomas tends to view the Baltimore Ravens as the biggest rivalry for him, personally."

NFL News

Ten quarterbacks worth pursuing in free agency/2018 NFL Draft — David Carr, NFL.com

Next: Browns should make a play for Marcus Peters

"1) Drew Brees, free agentI’m not quite sure why New Orleans still hasn’t locked down Brees. He’s one of the most accurate quarterbacks I’ve ever seen and his leadership is off the charts. For the first time in a long time, Brees wasn’t the center of the offense in 2017 — thanks to Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara in the backfield — but he was able to dice up defenses when asked (See: NFC Divisional Round). There will be questions about his age (39), but he should be leading a contender as long as he continues to take care of his body."