Reports from the Senior Bowl are the Cleveland Browns were an early interview for a highly rated quarterback. Could they be interested?
Most Cleveland Browns fans are frustrated with the quarterback play in 2021, but up until recently, I’m not sure many thought a first-round pick would be utilized in 2022 to solve the situation.
Baker Mayfield will be coming off shoulder surgery in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract that is fully guaranteed. I was hoping that Andrew Berry would focus on helping him, instead of moving on.
Trust me, I know that Mayfield was bad last year, but I think given the circumstance he deserves another shot. Plus, the team likely doesn’t have a ton of options.
However, on Wednesday morning, Kenny Pickett, the star quarterback from the University of Pittsburgh shared that the Browns were one of the first teams to interview him at the Senior Bowl.
Now, this could all be a smoke show by the Browns organization. For one, I see it unlikely that Pickett makes it all the way to pick No. 13. In a class that is fairly weak at quarterback and a league that is hungry for the position, someone will take a chance on him in the top-10 picks.
Will Cleveland Browns take a QB?
I don’t think a quarterback is a bad pick for the Cleveland Browns in 2022, but it should be on a guy in the fourth or fifth round. A guy with a lot of potential, but also a lot of risks.
Let him learn for a year, and then decide what you have at the end of the 2022 season. By then, the picture will be clear on what should be done with Mayfield as well.
I don’t doubt at all that the Browns interviewed Pickett, but I don’t think there is a ton of interest, and I don’t think he will be available unless the team traded up (which is also unlikely).