There is no quarterback controversy in Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
There is in Cleveland. The Browns are once again in search of a consistent signal caller. Head coach Hue Jackson has a bevvy of options but none stand out. Bleacher Report examines how it’s the team’s biggest flaw and how other teams may exploit the weakness this season.
“With Kessler entrenched at the top of the depth chart—at least until training camp—head coach Hue Jackson will evaluate free-agent bust Brock Osweiler, whom the Browns acquired from the Houston Texans, and this year’s second-round pick, DeShone Kizer.
Uncertainty abounds for a team in search a franchise quarterback since 1999. There’s potential among the previously mentioned quarterbacks. Yet none of them have proved anything at the NFL level.
Defenses will attack these young signal-callers with exotic alignments, blitzes and coverage schemes in an attempt to confuse whomever is behind center at any given time for the Browns. “
Some blamed the poor quarterback play on the inconsistent offensive line play. Others simply placed blame on the quarterbacks. The truth likely lies somewhere in between.
There is no argument that, regardless of the reason, it needs to improve.
As a team, Cleveland completed 338-of-567 passes last season for 3,693 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Those numbers simply are not going to get it done in the AFC North.
Training camp opens July 27.
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