Cleveland Browns Executive VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown has gone back-and-forth over the past few weeks with respect to his stance on adding another veteran quarterback to the roster.
After Cleveland was unable to land a quarterback on Day 1 of the draft, Brown was asked again about the possibility of landing a veteran quarterback. While he did not say they were trying to add a veteran quarterback, he seemed a little more open to the idea, even indicating that the extra first-round pick they acquired could open more options for them as part of a package deal.
But then Day 2 arrived and the Browns had QB DeShone Kizer fall right into their lap. After the draft was over, Mike Silver’s “inside look at the Browns” indicated that the team could still add a veteran quarterback to the room.
Now we come to this morning, when Brown was a guest on ESPN 850 with Tony Rizzo. When asked if the Browns could add another quarterback to the room (and we’re not talking about the undrafted free agent types), Brown said, “That would surprise me.” The last time he said that quote was in his pre-draft presser, when he was asked if the Browns would trade down from No. 1 overall. He is the ultimate decision-maker on these things, so that might just be his go-to quote when it comes to putting things to bed.
Here is more of what Brown said, courtesy of Nate Ulrich from the Akron Beacon Journal:
“I’ll never say never, and we’re always out there looking for what’s available to us. But very few transactions happen around the league, maybe one or two a year, that would affect the quarterback position, particularly a starting-caliber quarterback. So I would anticipate and feel really comfortable about the four guys we have going into the season.”