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Browns planned to draft quarterback with or without Brian Hoyer

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10:41 AM ET 10.06 | No matter how Brian Hoyer would have played for the rest of the season, the Browns were not about to change their plans to pick a quarterback near the top of the draft. Remember, they have two first-rounders and a second-round pick. The same is true of Brandon Weeden, who takes over for Hoyer as the starter while the North Olmsted/St. Ignatius product recovers from his ACL surgery. But the knee injury remains a major setback for Hoyer and the Browns.

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October 6, 2013  10:43 AM ET

OK

October 6, 2013  10:44 AM ET

He's a career journeyman with one good game in Cleveland.

Absolutely no reason why he deserves the hype he was getting.

October 6, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Stunning news.

October 6, 2013  10:57 AM ET

They didn't load up on draft picks to replace a running back.

October 6, 2013  10:58 AM ET

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

October 6, 2013  10:59 AM ET

don't they draft a QB every year?

October 6, 2013  11:16 AM ET

Well, I am not exactly shocked by this.

October 6, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

don't they draft a QB every year?

I suspect they are thinking, if they draft enough QB's one has to work out

October 6, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I suspect they are thinking, if they draft enough QB's one has to work out

Jerry tried that with CB's one year.




Didn't work.

October 6, 2013  12:24 PM ET

This headline is in the "Duh" neck of the woods.

October 6, 2013  01:40 PM ET

It's been more like Russian Roulette for them.

October 6, 2013  02:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I suspect they are thinking, if they draft enough QB's one has to work out

San Diego Chargers took that approach about a decade ago.

Eventually ended up with Drew Brees and Philip Rivers on the same roster.

October 6, 2013  07:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

San Diego Chargers took that approach about a decade ago.Eventually ended up with Drew Brees and Philip Rivers on the same roster.

And then they dealt the wrong one.

October 6, 2013  07:49 PM ET

In recent years, the Browns used a #1 and a #2 pick for Brady Quinn, then a #3 for Colt McCoy, before using a #1 for Weeden. So you can pretty much count on them using a high draft choice for a QB every 2-3 years.

October 6, 2013  08:43 PM ET

All depends on who they pick and how they develop him. Good NFL QB's are few and far between. Really good or great ones are scarcer than hen's teeth. It says a lot that 37 tear old, stiff necked, noodle armed Peyton Manning might still be the best QB in the NFL.

October 6, 2013  09:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

And then they dealt the wrong one.

Brees was a free agent when he went to New Orleans.

October 7, 2013  07:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

And then they dealt the wrong one.

+1

 
October 7, 2013  04:30 PM ET

Duhhhhh!! Wow, SI really breaks the common sense news that everyone else already knew!

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