Browns head coach Hue Jackson hasn’t even talked to the first-round pick quarterback on his own roster, but he’s met with someone who might be the next one.
Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jackson has already spent time at the Senior Bowl with North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, and came away impressed.
“This just starts the process of getting to know these young players,” Jackson said. “It’s just phase one of the process. It’s just good to be able to talk to as many guys as we could. It was good to talk to him and find out a little bit about him and I’m sure I’ll get an opportunity to find out a little more as we go. . . .
“It’s always hard when you’re sitting in the stands watching these young guys, but he has a lot of the characteristics that you look for. Again, it’s just so early in this process and until you can really study them and get to know them will you really be able to make a sound judgment.”
Of course, the Browns have spent plenty of high picks on quarterbacks lately, without finding an answer previously. And while Jackson said he’s reached out to a number of his new players, Johnny Manziel wasn’t “in the first batch.”
It seems apparent he might not ever get around to it, despite owner Jimmy Haslam saying the relationship between the team and Manziel could still be “fixed.”