Cleveland Browns: Best 2018 offseason moves Browns made
By Dan Justik
1. Rebuilding the quarterback room
The Browns have had some of the worst quarterback rooms in the NFL for years. Dorsey was brought on as general manager to fix the quarterback room and to find the future franchise quarterback. And he did just that this offseason.
He first traded a third round pick to Buffalo to get Tyrod Taylor. Taylor is expected to be the starter for the entire 2018 season. He is arguably the most talented quarterback the Browns will have started since the team returned in 1999. He gives the Browns a good chance of winning games instead of playing a rookie trying to find his way in the NFL.
The Browns then signed Drew Stanton to be the backup to Taylor and to help the rookie quarterback transition to the NFL. He is a reliable backup as he does not try to do that much when he is in the game, thus causing turnovers and losing games for his team. He will also help show the rookie quarterback what he needs to do in his off-time in order to be successful in the NFL.
Cleveland then made the biggest move they could have made in the rebuilding of the quarterback by drafting Baker Mayfield first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield is a dynamic player that was highly accurate while in college. The goal is for him to sit the entire 2018 season so that he can learn what he needs to do to be successful in the NFL while not worrying about winning games as the starting quarterback, which should help his development.
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For the first time in a long time it seems that the Browns have a plan for their quarterbacks and they all have their roles. If the system the Browns put in place this offseason results in Mayfield becoming a solid quarterback and the team’s franchise quarterback, the quarterback moves the Browns made this offseason will be the best moves the Browns have made in years.