Browns once again missed out on a quarterback after botching trade with Bengals in embarrassing fashion – Business Insider
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- The Browns had labored out a deal with the Bengals to purchase quarterback A.J. McCarron simply earlier than the trade deadline.
- Cleveland did not submit the trade on time, making the deal void and leaving their quarterback carousel simply as precarious because it was at the beginning of the day.
- It is solely the newest in a collection of quarterback failures that has haunted the franchise since its return to Cleveland.
It did not appear doable, however by some means, the Cleveland Browns quarterback state of affairs discovered a method to grow to be much more miserable.
On Tuesday because the NFL trade deadline was approaching, the Browns and the Bengals had been working out a deal to ship Bengals backup A.J. McCarron to Cleveland.
Based on ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal was agreed upon by either side, however in a transfer that seemingly solely the Browns could be able to, the staff didn't submit the deal in time to beat the four:00 pm deadline.
Bengals and Browns thought they beat the clock on AJ McCarron trade. Clock beat them. Shut however no deal.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2017
To make issues worse, a observe up from Schefter would reveal that the Bengals had submitted the trade on time, which means duty for the missed alternative rested solely on the shoulders of the Cleveland franchise.
Bengals and Browns really agreed to AJ McCarron trade at three:55 pm, per supply concerned. Bengals authorized trade to NFL, Browns didn't.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2017
The Browns had been reportedly offering the Bengals a second and third round pick for McCarron — more than the Patriots received for giving up coveted backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Whereas McCarron is a stable participant, Garoppolo has been finding out underneath Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick for years, and is extensively thought-about a future star.
The Browns' quarterback state of affairs is an ongoing mess and has been for the reason that staff got here again to Cleveland in 1999. Within the 18 years of soccer since, 28 players have lined up under center for the Browns, and lots of have been named the subsequent nice savior of the franchise — Johnny Manziel, Brady Quinn, Colt McCoy, and most just lately, DeShone Kizer.
Cleveland has handled them all terribly, most just lately benching, beginning, after which benching Kizer again to a level the place he cannot ensure what religion the staff has in him going ahead. Now, this failed trade will solely add to any doubts already there. The Browns have additionally passed on multiple opportunities to draft players that would eventually become starting quarterbacks with bright futures, together with Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson