The Browns are trying to start an auction for No. 1 pick

Henrietta Strickland
March 2, 2018

"My job is to do what's best for the organization, and I'm going to do that". The Giants at No. 2 may take a quarterback given Eli Manning's age, but the Colts at No. 3 have both a top quarterback in Andrew Luck and a more-than-serviceable backup in Jacoby Brissett. "If someone wants to come up and make a trade, I'd make a trade, too".

On the other hand, Browns fans will be wary of what happened the last time they traded down from a high draft slot. The general thinking is the Browns will keep the pick and focus on the top quarterbacks: Southern California's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.

"Why wouldn't I (entertain offers for the first pick)?" he said.

"Would we have to [start a quarterback drafted at No. 1 overall right away]?"

Coach Hue Jackson gave indications past year that he isn't completely sold on the quarterback the Browns drafted in 2017, DeShone Kizer.

"I really don't want to get into comparing regimes or anything like that, but I'm excited about John being in the building", Jackson said of the new Browns general manager.

Coach Hue Jackson, who is 1-31 over the last two seasons, certainly isn't advocating for more change. Instead, they took Kizer in the second round. "We have free agency right upon us".

Turns out the Browns might not have much faith in themselves, either, that's why - despite a desperate need to use that coveted pick on a quarterback - the Browns are telling the world they are willing to listen to offers for that pick.

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