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Browns trading up for Manziel?

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07:36 AM ET 01.20 | Forgive the Browns if they may have been rooting for the Patriots on Sunday, as many believe they're waiting to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. His star seems poised to only grow, and the Browns remain very much in transition. However, they do have game-breaking receiver Josh Gordon, they are willing to trade up to land Johnny Manziel in the draft if need be, sources said, and have an owner, Jimmy Haslam, who is committed to spending their abundant cap space to try to win quickly. Of course, none of that might be enough to convince Gase or [Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn]. Quinn had a very strong interview with the team, and a second window to speak to him again opens up this week, regardless of Seattle's result on Sunday.

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January 20, 2014  07:47 AM ET

I don't think Johnny is willing to go to Cleveland.

January 20, 2014  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think Johnny is willing to go to Cleveland.

usually money is the only reason

January 20, 2014  08:08 AM ET

The Josh McDaniel watch continues...

January 20, 2014  08:08 AM ET

Everything is a smokescreen until May!

January 20, 2014  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Josh McDaniel watch continues...

Not going to happen, he's waiting for Bill to retire so he can run the franchise into the ground!

January 20, 2014  08:11 AM ET

What about their first round pick of Weeden

January 20, 2014  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think Johnny is willing to go to Cleveland.

I'd bet he'd prefer Cleveland over teams like Jacksonville, Minn or Oakland. In Cleveland he has one of the top wideouts in the game and a solid TE. Couple that with $46 million in cap space and 10 picks makes it more desirable.
But it is my Browns so I can also see this one going very bad!!! HA

January 20, 2014  08:19 AM ET
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I'd bet he'd prefer Cleveland over teams like Jacksonville, Minn or Oakland. In Cleveland he has one of the top wideouts in the game and a solid TE. Couple that with $46 million in cap space and 10 picks makes it more desirable. But it is my Browns so I can also see this one going very bad!!! HA

Johnny and his team seem to be taking a page out of the Jerry Jones playbook when it comes to marketing. From that standpoint alone it's hard to imagine he would embrace Cleveland, and other places that you mentioned, although Oakland is better than Minny or Jax.

January 20, 2014  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

usually money is the only reason

But, now we have limits on the size of rookie contracts.

January 20, 2014  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

But, now we have limits on the size of rookie contracts.

Exactly and that's why he is looking at marketing opps. I don't see a lot in going to Cleveland.

January 20, 2014  08:30 AM ET
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But, now we have limits on the size of rookie contracts.

Right, so Cleveland will have to wait and get him when he's a washed-up free agent.

January 20, 2014  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Exactly and that's why he is looking at marketing opps. I don't see a lot in going to Cleveland.

He's partnering up with LeBron on helping to create a brand for himself. They won't want anything to do with Cleveland.

January 20, 2014  08:54 AM ET

If the Texans don't take Manziel in the first round, then you have a trading partner in St. Louis picking second and could land the A&M QB with picks.

January 20, 2014  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What about their first round pick of Weeden

He was a smokescreen pick.

January 20, 2014  08:58 AM ET
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If the Texans don't take Manziel in the first round, then you have a trading partner in St. Louis picking second and could land the A&M QB with picks.

Texans need a QB, but Manziel or Bridgewater? Thinking they pick the former: Texas guy, ticket-seller, competent and fun to watch. Cleveland may be in line for a Carr or a Bortles if they don't pull a trade for higher.

January 20, 2014  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Cleveland may be in line for a Carr or a Bortles if they don't pull a trade for higher.

If that's the choice, I do believe I would try to fill another deficiency elsewhere.

Ain't like they dont have plenty.

January 20, 2014  09:21 AM ET

I certainly hope they trade up for him. That will mean another two easy wins for the Steelers. And they certainly need them these days.

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January 20, 2014  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think Johnny is willing to go to Cleveland.

Neither am I.

 
January 20, 2014  09:36 AM ET

If they're trading up for a QB it should be Bridgewater. Honestly though they should sit back and let one fall to them at the 4 spot which would most likely work out for them.

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