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Browns hire David Lee to be their QB coach

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On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns announced the hiring of David Lee as their new quarterbacks coach. This will be the first dedicated quarterbacks coach in the Hue Jackson-led era, as last year, the handling of quarterbacks was split between he and Pep Hamilton. We first learned that Jackson was looking to fill the position last week, when ESPN’s Tony Grossi noted that the club had recently interviewed Jeff Garcia for the job.

Many people are pointing to the fact that Lee was the Buffalo Bills' quarterbacks coach for the past two seasons and believing that strengthens the possibility of Tyrod Taylor coming to Cleveland this offseason. I understand why it would come off that way, but Lee has been a quarterbacks coach between college and the NFL since 1975. Therefore, I wouldn’t read too much into it, although his assessment on Taylor can only aid the Browns when drafting their offseason gameplan.

The list of NFL quarterbacks who Lee has worked with over the years includes Taylor, Tony Romo, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Chad Henne, Chad Pennington, Drew Bledsoe, Vinny Testaverde, and Quincy Carter. Another interesting note is that Lee helped introduce the “Wildcat” offense to the NFL while he was with the Miami Dolphins in 2008.

You might also recall that during the Senior Bowl, there was a report that tight ends coach Greg Seamon would now coach quarterbacks, and assistant offensive line coach Mark Hutson would take over the tight ends group. As it turns out, though, those changes were only for the Senior Bowl, and both assistants will remain in their jobs from a year ago: