Hue Jackson rules out trading No. 1 pick for QB

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Strategically, it makes little sense for a team with the No. 1 overall draft pick — or any pick, for that matter — to eliminate the possibility of a trade. A club never knows what offer sheets may become available before the draft or even while on the clock, so it is best to stay open to all outcomes.

On Tuesday, Browns coach Hue Jackson didn’t eliminate every trade option with his top pick.

He did, however, rule out one.

Cleveland will not be swapping out its No. 1 choice to address its infamous quarterback situation, Jackson told reporters in Phoenix. He also spoke glowingly about the prospect expected to go first overall, reportedly calling former Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett a “tremendous player” who will “definitely be in the discussion.”

The Browns won’t pass up on Garrett, or theoretically a different prospect at No. 1, in a trade that nets them a quarterback.

“No,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I can tell you no on that one.”

Cleveland also owns the No. 12 overall draft pick on April 27.

Moving that selection for a quarterback remains on the table.

 

54 responses to “Hue Jackson rules out trading No. 1 pick for QB

  1. All things are negotiable. It is nice for him to say that, but “I will trade you this years draft and my 1, 2, 3 of next year” will get him to trade. If it doesn’t then my opinion of him would fall.

  2. Makes sense – they’re the mighty Browns! They won’t trade even if they can get a superior to elite QB for the next dozen years. Keep looking in the mid rounds for the QB you haven’t been able to find since the team got back in the league. I guess they found the right coach in Jackson – take an elite pass rusher instead of a QB; trade 15 sacks for stability at the QB position. Cleveland logic – let’s play (money) ball!

  3. And this surprises… anyone?
    The only QB’s that might conceivably be had by trade that could be considered (by some) worth trading for are a contract cost/control prohibitive Cousins and a Godfather offer might do it Garoppolo. For the Browns, who are more than just a QB away, neither is worth rolling the dice on a pick that can nail down a generational type pass rusher like Garrett. If Cleveland were in Houston’s win now position that might change things but if Cleveland were then they wouldn’t be picking first.

  4. I don’t watch college so I don’t know for sure but from what I hear Myles Garrett is a stud so I would pick him up and use your 12th pick on a CB since joe Haden has been a shell of himself for 4 years and then next year AJ McCarren will be a FA and jimmy G unless he is tagged plus I hear next years draft class is stronger at QB. This team isn’t ready to compete for 3rd place in the division let alone the playoffs build the team until a QB comes to you don’t go looking for a QB.

  5. Poor Cleveland. Whichever QB they pass on is destined to be a hall of famer and if they trade for Garropolo, you know he’ll flop.

    They might as well just resign Manziel.

  6. Browns, a few years ago Denver had the second pick in the draft and we’re desperate for a qb as first year GM Elway had decided Tebow wasn’t the answer. Denver took Von Miller and it worked out well. Go with the best athlete available. You have many needs.

  7. Hue Jackson on the Oakland Raiders

    “I’m going to take a stronger hand in this whole team, this whole organization,”

    No Hue you don’t get to make the grown up decisions.

    Warm body head coach.

  8. justintuckrule says:
    Mar 28, 2017 5:02 PM

    They might as well just resign Manziel.
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    Guess you missed it but Manziel was already involuntarily resigned by Cleveland

  9. The thing about Jimmy G is that you are probably going to have to give him a deal if you trade for him and if you are trading a #1 pick you have to give him something comparable to Top 10 money.

    At least if you draft a crappy QB he’s under rookie money and you can afford to bench him.

    Jimmy G is largely unproven given that we haven’t seen him over a long period of time yet.

  10. Bill likes Assets… draft picks…Pats have shown they can will with anyone behind centre… Jimmy G is replaceable…not an insurance policy

  11. Why would the Browns under any circumstance give up ANYTHING? If they trade nothing to the patriots this year, next year the patriots will be forced to pay him starting QB money or let him go. He’s then free game. They can get him next offseason, and the patriots get nothing in return– maybe a compensatory pick in 2019.

  12. Sorry Hue, but your credibility just took a major hit. I can think of a couple of names that would bring instant stability to your team. Enjoy your last season as a HC.

  13. Would you have done it for a young Brady, a young Manning, or even a young Brees?

    Of course you would because a very good QB means your team will always be around .500 with a shot to be great.

    Get a great QB and it is impossible (ok, almost impossible) for the Browns to stink.

  14. bjwbrown2011 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 5:21 PM

    … At least if you draft a crappy QB he’s under rookie money and you can afford to bench him.

    Jimmy G is largely unproven given that we haven’t seen him over a long period of time yet.
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    No offense, but that is loser-thinking. Who wants a “crappy QB” on the roster at any salary?

    Jimmy is MORE PROVEN than any QB the Browns draft and you also know he has been coached for a few years at a level better than anything the Browns could have or will provide.

    You need a good QB to avoid being a team like the Browns. Time to go get one.

  15. cflbrowns says:
    Mar 28, 2017 5:24 PM
    Bill will not hold on to Garappolo for six more years as what Tom has told Kraft.

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    Brady is not going to last 6 more years. Its a nice thought but even for a freak of nature like him I think father time is going to come knocking much sooner than that. I’m in awe of what he has done already but I can’t realisticly expect it to keep going that much longer.

  16. Dude…. GET ROMO will you get some wins with the guy! For crying out loud. Cleveland fans deserve a .500 season even playoffs.

    God bless you Dog Pound… props

  17. coastalwn says:
    Mar 28, 2017 5:55 PM
    browns trade #1 to dallas for dallas #1 & #2 & #1 next years and get Romo …. dallas gets myles garrett

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    I hope they don’t screen for drugs at your employment. Or maybe they do and that’s the reason you have all this time on your hands now to troll Browns stories.

  18. If they were smart they would rule out trading the #12 pick for anyone either. Garropolo has started one game. Sam Bradford started for several seasons before the Eagles traded him for a 1st and a 4th.

  19. v2787 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 4:58 PM
    Jimmy Garoppolo is not for sale? Hogwash. Everyone is for sale. It’s just a matter of price.
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    I know, right! I said my 1990 Dodge Caravan was not for sale under any condition. Then a guy offered me $100. How could I pass that up.

    Garoppolo is NOT for sale.

  20. Forget trying to trade with the Browns. Who else out there needs a QB. Jets, Patriots wont trade JG in division for what the Jets would offer. Denver, too much dislike there and Elway might be too smart to help the Patriots get any better. Texans, now here is an interesting trade partner, JG for JJ Watt straight up. JJ coming off surgery has questions, JG with little playing time/experience has questions. The Texans had a monster defense without JJ, he could be used as a chip to land a QB. I’ve seen crazier things happen!

  21. That poor kid from A&M. He’s got all the talent and skills to be great. But he’ll play for Cleveland who’s decision making is so terrible that they won’t have a competitive team during his tenor.

    The NFL should put in place rules which allow fines to the worst owners for leaving black holes in the schedule.

  22. babygaga19 says:
    Mar 28, 2017 5:04 PM
    Browns, a few years ago Denver had the second pick in the draft and we’re desperate for a qb as first year GM Elway had decided Tebow wasn’t the answer. Denver took Von Miller and it worked out well. Go with the best athlete available. You have many needs.
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    Denver would have taken Cam Newton if he was available.

    The 2011 draft was absolutely stacked though and the players results show that.

  23. Why would the Browns under any circumstance give up ANYTHING? If they trade nothing to the patriots this year, next year the patriots will be forced to pay him starting QB money or let him go. He’s then free game. They can get him next offseason, and the patriots get nothing in return– maybe a compensatory pick in 2019

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    The Pat’s didn’t get where they are by being dumb. They will never just let Jimmy G walk. Worst case after next year they franchise him and trade him for picks (like Cassell) to a team that then signs him to a long term contract. If you want him you have to pay B.B what he wants. That being said, it won’t be #1, maybe #12 and something like a 3 or 4.

  24. Reading the headline, I thought, oh, sure, use your #1 pick on a Jamar us Russle or a Johnney football.
    Reading the article I thought, good for you. Use that pick on another position. The best athlete possible is what BB would do.

    My thought from what I have seen and read is that the browns need to develope an O line through draft, trade and FA. Give them a year to gel with each other, rookies to learn. Next year, get your QB through a better draft class or hiwever and havee all summer anx pre season to have this Oline and QB to learn each others tendencies.
    Good QB’s are rare and to draft one without a decent line shiuld not be allowed in this league. Look what it did to the texans David Carr. He could have been a legend like TB12, but he got the slirit beat out of him with crappy pass protection.

  25. Hue was a collosal bust as a Raiders coach. Gave up the farm, poor decisions, poor PR, poor drafting…just terrible.

    And now he’s doing it to the Browns. What a shame, the team, city and fans deserve better.

    Hue is a sham.

  26. They need to continue to focus on their offensive line to fix the pass protection and need a couple defenders before they do all this quarterback nonsense. You’re setting said QB up to fail if you can’t protect him. Sooo. Establish and offensive line that can pass protect along with continuing their success on the ground. Then insert QB. I think they’re a year early in reaching for a QB but I KNOW Gorroploagaododoabauao or whatever is not the answer.

  27. and for all u guys talking crap about hue shut up already ! he got left with a team run by art shell

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