Well, isn’t this a sight for sore eyes. Ever since Ohio native Bernie Kosar left Cleveland in 1993, the quarterback room has been the bane of the Cleveland Browns’ existence. However, it seems that new general manager John Dorsey came into Cleveland with a cure-all for Cleveland’s quarterback curse. Let’s compare 2017’s quarterbacks to 2018’s.
In 2017, the year started with the sixteen million dollar man, Brock Osweiler. Osweiler was coming off the heels of an abysmal season in Houston, which saw him throw 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 15 games. Not to mention, he was benched in favor of career journeyman Tom Savage.
He didn’t even make it to the regular season in Cleveland. After Osweiler was DeShone Kizer, now a member of the Green Bay Packers. Kizer looked to be “the guy” in the preseason, but naturally, quarterbacked loss after loss in the regular season. Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler‘s short playing times are nothing to write home about.
Now, the Browns have Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, Drew Stanton, and Brogan Roback on the roster. That’s two, perhaps even three if you count Stanton, competent quarterbacks right off the bat. The Browns are set with a veteran leader, the No. 1 overall draft pick, a consummate pro mentor for said pick, and perhaps another competent backup. The immediate turnaround in Cleveland’s quarterback room is truly something to behold.