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NFL Rumors: Browns have "real interest" in trading up for Marcus Mariota

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Browns' unfortunate quarterback situation is well documented. This offseason hasn't been any different in regards to quarterback drama. Between Johnny Manziel checking into rehab, and then signing Josh McCown, the Browns quarterback situation seemingly got less clear this offseason.

Well, it apparently could get even murkier.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports, the Cleveland Browns have "real interest in moving up for [Marcus] Mariota."

Florio's full piece can be found, here, but I did want to share the specific excerpt regarding their interest:

The NFL has two types of teams: Those with franchise quarterbacks, and those trying to find a franchise quarterback.

Within the latter characterization is a subcategory: Those so desperate to find a franchise quarterback that they’ll do anything to get one however they can and whatever it takes.

The Browns sit atop that subcategory. After burning a first-round pick in 2012 on Brandon Weeden and a first-round pick in 2014 on Johnny Manziel, the Browns are truly interested in using their two first-round picks in 2015 to move up and get Marcus Mariota, per multiple league sources.

There's likely two schools of thought on this report: 1. Florio's sources are legit, and there's genuine interest in Marcus Mariota being the next Browns QB. Or 2. It's all smoke.

What do you all make of Florio's report? And which school of thought are you hoping for regarding these reports?