Cleveland Browns: Looking at the quarterback situation
By Dan Justik
After going 0-16 last season and bad quarterback play, the Browns have brought in a new group of quarterbacks. So how will the Browns utilize these new quarterbacks this season?
The Cleveland Browns hired John Dorsey to lead the search for finding the team’s new franchise quarterback. One year prior as the Kansas City Chiefs general manager, Dorsey landed the Chiefs’ franchise quarterback in Patrick Mahomes.
Dorsey did just that for Cleveland when he drafted Baker Mayfield with the first overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
But it is the other moves that Dorsey made in the quarterback room that will help Mayfield become a solid franchise quarterback.
Cleveland traded a third round pick to the Buffalo Bills for Tyrod Taylor. The expectation is that Taylor will be the team’s starting quarterback for the entire season, giving Mayfield time to adjust to the NFL.
They then signed Drew Stanton in free agency to be the backup quarterback. Stanton is an established backup and will be key in helping Mayfield’s development.
Cleveland has had miserable quarterback play the last two years, so Dorsey felt the need to clean out the entire quarterback room and bring in his own quarterbacks.
The Browns also signed Brogan Roback to be the team’s fourth string quarterback. Roback is a rookie out of Eastern Michigan, but will only be a camp arm for the Browns. He will likely land on the team’s practice squad, but he will not play a role in the 2018 season.
With the three main quarterbacks in mind, how will their roles play out in 2018?