When it comes to official interactions with quarterbacks in the 2014 rookie class, the Browns have given them all the same treatment.
They’ve snubbed them.
Privately, however, the Browns are doing plenty of homework on available quarterbacks. Owner Jimmy Haslam tells Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the team has a “big list” of private quarterback workouts in the coming weeks.
Haslam also says he won’t accompany coach Mike Pettine and G.M. Ray Farmer to the private workouts, opting to defer to the experts.
It’s a smart move. While most owners are tempted to be involved in steering the ship they own, it makes far more sense for an owner to know what the owner doesn’t know — and to trust those who do.
No one knows at this point what the Browns will do at quarterback, but based on their current depth chart, it’s safe to say they’ll strongly consider drafting one with the fourth overall pick.