It included at least a bit of a twist, too. After the same kind of staged workout all quarterback prospects go through, Browns associate head coach Pep Hamilton doused some footballs with water and asked Goff to make some more throws.
The Browns hold the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft. The weather in Cleveland is sometimes less than ideal, so the Browns asking Goff to do that makes sense.
Hamilton recruited Goff when Goff was a high school prospect and Hamilton was a Stanford assistant. He’s new to his role with the Browns — head coach Hue Jackson will call the plays — but the Browns’ search for a quarterback isn’t new.
As for Goff, he seems to understand the Browns are just doing their research and that there are plenty of potential destinations that could involve bad weather.
“Growing up in California, I’m sure they wanted to see that,” Goff said. “It makes sense. But at the same time I’ve played in cold weather before. I wouldn’t be the first quarterback from California to play in cold weather. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have done pretty well. They’ve been able to do it.”