I’m not really sure why the Browns need to add a second starting quarterback.
Browns GM Ray Farmer has been doing some interesting trades, including trading away QB Johnny Manziel to the Tennessee Titans and WR Corey Coleman to the Chicago Bears, and the Browns were on the clock in a few weeks to land another starter.
However, Farmer was never really on the board when the Browns made their first trade of the draft, signing veteran WR Josh Gordon to a three-year, $41 million deal.
Gordon, who is due to make $13 million in 2017, is coming off a year where he had a career year, averaging 17.5 yards per catch.
He was also an MVP candidate last year, throwing for 2,938 yards with 11 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
I don’t think the Browns will make another move this off-season, but they should still be in the mix for a backup.
It was one of the biggest offseason moves of the off-seasons for the Browns, and I think Farmer is a savvy businessman who will be able to make the right move.
Here’s a look at five reasons why I think the Cleveland Browns should add another QB in the coming off-year:1.
The Browns need another quarterback to throw to.
Injuries to the Browns’ starting quarterback have kept them from being able to compete for games.
Joe Haden missed almost all of training camp with a broken arm and suffered a knee injury during the regular season.
Johnny Manziel was also sidelined by a knee problem, while Josh McCown and Brian Hoyer both struggled during the off season with injuries.
Despite the injuries, the Browns have the NFL’s third-best offense.
So, Farmer is banking on a healthy Manziel to help take pressure off the offense.2.
GM Ray Farmer is smart.
Farmingers decision to draft the talented Josh Gordon in the first round is a smart one.
Garcia is a veteran who has shown he can win games, and is a capable option for the future.
After spending the offseason with the Vikings, he signed with the Browns last year.
If the Browns can land a franchise QB, Farmer should be able make the necessary moves to get him.3.
They should get the best QB they can get.
As of now, the best option for them is the young rookie, Josh Gordon.
This is a position where the Browns would have a tough time competing with the Seattle Seahawks for a playoff spot, but the Browns still have a few talented young quarterbacks on the roster.
A.J. McCarron has the talent to be a starter at quarterback in the NFL, and while Manziel may not be ready to take over at the next level, he has shown the ability to throw for high scores, including a pair of 300-yard passing games against the Eagles and Jaguars.
Even if he doesn’t make the Browns roster, the young QB should be in position to start for them in the next few years.4.
No matter who they draft, the team will need another QB.
We already know the Browns are going to need a franchise quarterback, and they won’t be able afford to lose another one of their starters.
There are a lot of questions about the health of Jameis Winston, but he still has the ability and talent to develop into a franchise starting quarterback and is only 24 years old.
With the injury bug lingering in Cleveland, they could use a new signal caller at the position.
Veteran RB Brandon Jacobs is a possibility.
Jacobs is a former first round pick of the Jaguars who was waived by the team after he injured his knee in Week 1.
While he was still rehabbing from his injury, Jacobs went on to rush for 1,813 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie.
That would be enough to finish in the top 10 of the NFL in rushing yards per game for a rookie season.
He has some experience playing with the team as well.
Signing a veteran QB with the fifth overall pick is the smart move.
It could also allow Farmer to add another quarterback in free agency, as they can easily add another veteran quarterback in a trade.
Cleveland needs another weapon at quarterback.
The Browns have been struggling with the run game and their inability to get to the QB has caused many fans to worry.
Tight end Martellus Bennett is still on the team, but has yet to play a snap in a game.
Enter Josh Gordon, who has rushed for 703 yards and eight touchdowns.
Jacksonville is loaded with talent at tight end, but is missing a reliable threat at the QB position.
Farmer should look to add some firepower at the tight end position