This week’s theme post across the SB Nation NFL blogs asks “if there was one thing you would change about your team's season, what would it be?”
The first answer that popped into my head is “everything,” but that would be cheating. When you’re 0-14, there’s a lot of things I would go back and change. But if I’m going to go back and pick one thing, it has to be something that has a chain reaction on everything else.
I thought about saying “not trading down from No. 12 overall,” but I then think about the Browns having potentially the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in 2018, and I don’t know if I’d turn that opportunity down. But it still has to involve the quarterback situation and retaining a veteran between Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown.
McCown was still under contract with the Browns for 2018, but the Browns opted to let him go. He went on to have a great season by his standards for the New York Jets before succumbing to his annual injury bug. McCown had it rough last year after his injury, but the team could’ve kept him in camp this year to evaluate his health. If they had, there’s no doubt that he would’ve out-shined Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan, and DeShone Kizer in the quarterback room. Brock Osweiler would’ve been cut right away instead of dragging that mess out for so long. I’d venture to guess that Cleveland would have a handful of wins right now too.
What about you, Browns fans? If there was one thing you could go back and change about this season, what would it be? Remember, you have to be specific.