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No, the Cleveland Browns are not in the market for a starting quarterback. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be affected by the sudden appearance of a seasoned veteran on the open market — at least according to Ben Axelrod.
The WKYC reporter says that the Browns could end up benefiting from Rivers hitting free agency as he and the Los Angeles Chargers have mutually agreed to part ways. While he doesn’t see them benefiting in free agency, he believes it could help Cleveland in the draft.
With the news that Los Angeles will now officially need a quarterback breaking, there could be one more elite non-quarterback prospect to slide to them at No. 10.
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His take on that, and more, can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
“Following their disappointing 6-10 season in 2019, the Browns lay claim to the No. 10 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. And while that should have put them in a position to add a valuable piece, at one point, it appeared the lack of quarterback-needy teams — and top tier quarterback prospects — could prevent Cleveland from getting its top choice.”
This take from Axelrod makes a lot of sense. With teams ahead of them needing signal-callers, elite prospects could continue to slide. The No. 10 pick was already desirable and it’s quickly becoming more so.
“Albert Breer of The MMQB joined Bull & Fox to talk about The Oscars on Sunday night, players the Browns could potentially part with this offseason, Joe Woods’ hiring as the defensive coordinator and the review of the opening week of XFL play.”
The Browns hiring of Joe Woods continues to get great reviews and if he can get the most out of the star players discussed on this show, the praise will only continue.
“Williams, the star left tackle for the Washington Redskins is unhappy in D.C. There were rumblings of the Browns being interested in him before the 2019 trade deadline but nothing came of it and Williams ended up reporting to the Redskins. While a move for Williams is possible, it’s not a huge rumor getting traction currently. So is Williams getting traded possible? Absolutely. Will it happen? Eh, let’s wait and see.”
Cleveland clearly needs a left tackle and it isn’t as if Trent Williams will suddenly become happy in D.C. There’s still a shot this plays out, but the Browns have to be careful about giving up too much in a trade.
The NFL Commissioner met with Myles Garrett on Monday about his suspension, however, no timetable has been set for a decision. Garrett is expected to be on the field when the Browns return for 2020 but we have no definitive word on that yet.