Now things are starting to heat up.
With the NFL Draft three days away, the quarterback intrigue that any draft needs is kicking in.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN just reported that he expects the Browns to pick Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel at No. 4, if he’s still there.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that he won’t be, which is perhaps why the Browns are looking at tackles.
While taking a blocker fourth and a quarterback at No. 26 (or moving up to get one), it isn’t the flashy play.
The interest in Manziel seems obvious for the Browns, who need some spark as much as they need a quarterback. Frankly, it’s the kind of splash move we’ve been waiting for owner Jimmy Haslam to make.
The fact he wasn’t able to land Chip Kelly or Jim Harbaugh to coach his team only makes the need for a premier quarterback more acute.