The Cleveland Browns have been in search of a franchise quarterback for the better part of two decades and have yet to have any luck. Last season, the team brought in Robert Griffin III as a free agent and draft Cody Kessler out of USC to join veteran Josh McCown and the group put together a 1-15 season.
Heading into 2017, the Browns have two first-round picks — including the No. 1 overall pick — and many expect the team to draft a young quarterback at some point in the 2017 NFL Draft.
While the plan may still be to draft a quarterback, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot reports that Hue Jackson is looking for a veteran quarterback this offseason as well and Tyrod Taylor could be the guy.
Cabot reports that new Browns quarterbacks coach David Lee likes Taylor “a lot” after working with him the last two seasons in Buffalo. Cleveland has plenty of cap room and picks to work out a trade with the Bills or to sign if Buffalo decides to cut him as the team seems to have decided to move in a different direction at the position.