No. 2: Kyle Lauletta
I will be the first one to say it; keeping three quarterbacks on a roster is not something that I have ever been a fan of. That being said, this season may be a little bit different.
After quarterback Kyle Lauletta lit up the Jaguars in the first game of the pre-season, a lot of people seemingly jumped the gun and were wondering if there should even be a battle for the backup quarterback spot between current backup Case Keenum and Lauletta. Simply put, the answer to that should be no. Why? Keenum is a very expensive backup at a $7 million per year salary. Unless they moved him or got rid of him, he stays at QB2.
So, again, why keep three quarterbacks?
This team is special. Baker Mayfield is special. The Browns are at a point to where the play from their starting quarterback no matter who it is doesn’t have to be the best in the league, it just needs to be good. With the hope of zero injuries not only at the quarterback position let alone to anyone at any position, every year lies injuries to key players. If Mayfield were to miss some time, while again Keenum is a serviceable option, he is old.
Lauletta has impressed this pre-season, and if the Browns let him go it would not come as a surprise if another team grabbed him. If they can find the room, keeping him around might not be a bad idea.