Given that they have a solid roster other than that one spot, you’d think the Browns would take every opportunity to get to know the incoming quarterback class.
But that apparently isn’t the case, as their coaches skipped Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles’ pro day yesterday.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns also bypassed the workout of Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater.
General Manager Ray Farmer attended both, and reportedly met with Bortles to set up a private workout.
But head coach Mike Pettine, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains all skipped the pro day festivities.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien (picking first), Jaguars coach Gus Bradley (third), Bucs coach Lovie Smith (seventh) and Vikings coach Mike Zimmer (eighth) were there.
If the Browns are bringing all the top quarterback prospects in for private workouts, it minimizes the importance of watching the dog-and-pony-show scripted pro day performances.
But they’re also giving away chances to build boots-on-the-ground information about the players, which they need as they try to find an answer to the position which has eluded to them since returning to Cleveland.