Breaking news:Browns new QB and 9 other takeaways
Breaking news:Browns new QB and 9 other takeaways.
Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown met with a small group of local media at the NFL owners meeting on Tuesday and covered a wide range of topics, including the pursuit of the quarterback, how Terrelle Pryor got away, his thoughts on the Brock Osweiler trade, possible interest in the No. 1 overall pick and more.
He echoed the sentiments of coach Hue Jackson, who vowed the Browns are doing everything possible to find their long-term QB, from scouring other teams’ rosters to conducting private visits with the college prospects, which Brown is in on this year.
The top personnel executive in the building says it’s a collaborative effort, but that he still has final say over all roster decisions, including the No. 1 pick and acquiring that elusive QB. He stressed that it’s his job to “get Hue the talent he needs to helps us compete and win this division.”
Brown can’t mention the names of other teams’ QBs (Jimmy Garoppolo, AJ McCarron), but he indicated he’ll roll the dice to land their man, whether that’s trying to trade for a veteran or moving up to take a college QB.
“We’ve shown we want to be aggressive and that doesn’t necessarily mean that something’s going to get done,’’ he said. “We don’t want to force things just to have things happen, but we are going to stay aggressive at quarterback as we will all positions.
“But we also know one player is not going to change things. Finding a starting quarterback, whether he’s on our roster and develops or we go out and acquire one, will help things dramatically, but we’re going to take it step by step here and see what opportunities present themselves.”