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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.

 

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54 Responses to “Hue Jackson rules out trading No. 1 pick for QB”
  1. simplec72 says: Mar 28, 2017 4:50 PM

    Why trade the number one pick when they can grab Garrett and then get their qb at number 12?

  2. pats14 says: Mar 28, 2017 4:51 PM

    Doesn’t matter. Jimmy Garoppolo is not for sale.

  3. dartmouthstevens says: Mar 28, 2017 4:52 PM

    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.

  4. lingsun54 says: Mar 28, 2017 4:53 PM

    There’s no QB worth taking. Besides, teams often say one thing and do another on draft day.

  5. deneb1973 says: Mar 28, 2017 4:53 PM

    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!

  6. RogerThat! says: Mar 28, 2017 4:54 PM

    Please. If Bill Belichick told you to trade him the #1 puck, you would do as you were told.

  7. dudermcrbohan says: Mar 28, 2017 4:57 PM

    lol what? wolverine is running the browns?

  8. dalvar1001 says: Mar 28, 2017 4:57 PM

    Kirk thanks you. Colin thanks you for not thinking of him.

  9. 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.

  10. milehipigskin says: Mar 28, 2017 4:58 PM

    Oh, Hue has been promoted to GM? Sorry Hue, you can cook the meal but you aren’t buying the groceries.

  11. jag1959 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:01 PM

    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.

  12. patsxsaintsfan says: Mar 28, 2017 5:02 PM

    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.

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

    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.

  14. jjackwagon says: Mar 28, 2017 5:04 PM

    It’s okay, Jimmy G is not worth a #1.

  15. 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.

  16. twmp420 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:10 PM

    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.

  17. maust1013 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:18 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Mar 28, 2017 5:02 PM

    They might as well just resign Manziel.
    =====================

    Guess you missed it but Manziel was already involuntarily resigned by Cleveland

  18. mrdot1 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:18 PM

    No available QB is worth the #1 pick. It should be obvious, but it’s Browns, so you never know…

  19. averagejoe5050 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:18 PM

    Why not give Osweiller a shot this year ?

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

    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.

  21. 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.

  22. bchap17 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:28 PM

    That’s not what “all knowing” Patriots fans have told me.

  23. cflbrowns says: Mar 28, 2017 5:29 PM

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

  24. mikeoxwells says: Mar 28, 2017 5:30 PM

    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.

  25. tajuara says: Mar 28, 2017 5:35 PM

    They should trade for Jimmy Garoppolo because we all know how good are NE QBs outside of NE

  26. cflbrowns says: Mar 28, 2017 5:40 PM

    bchap…all knowing…are you pals with Tom? Bill will do whatever he likes or desires…

  27. cflbrowns says: Mar 28, 2017 5:40 PM

    and why would Kraft say that?

  28. xavier179 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:41 PM

    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.

  29. exinsidetrader says: Mar 28, 2017 5:48 PM

    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.

  30. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 28, 2017 5:51 PM

    The let’s trade Garropolo crowd won’t like this news. Tee hee!

  31. exinsidetrader says: Mar 28, 2017 5:52 PM

    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.
    ________________

    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.

  32. 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

  33. A happy green parrot says: Mar 28, 2017 5:56 PM

    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.

    ———————

    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.

  34. phinfan says: Mar 28, 2017 6:18 PM

    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

  35. BayAreaBrownsBacker says: Mar 28, 2017 6:22 PM

    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

    ———————————————————

    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.

  36. smithdp says: Mar 28, 2017 6:22 PM

    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.

  37. BayAreaBrownsBacker says: Mar 28, 2017 6:24 PM

    If you want to go 8-8 for the next 5-7 years, Romo is your guy. I wouldn’t break my back trying to sign this guy. Oh wait…

  38. rootpain says: Mar 28, 2017 6:40 PM

    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.
    ———————————————
    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.

  39. mainezoso1 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:57 PM

    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!

  40. daddeeo says: Mar 28, 2017 7:09 PM

    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.

  41. JaminJake says: Mar 28, 2017 7:12 PM

    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.
    __________

    Denver would have taken Cam Newton if he was available.

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

  42. jstamper3377 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:37 PM

    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

    ———————————————-

    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.

  43. cardinealsfan20 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:48 PM

    Hue sure talks a lot.

  44. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 28, 2017 7:54 PM

    But Myles Garrett wants to play for his uncle Jason in Dallas.

  45. wolfmanpatriot says: Mar 28, 2017 8:34 PM

    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.

  46. wolfmanpatriot says: Mar 28, 2017 8:37 PM

    Spirit

  47. u4iadman says: Mar 28, 2017 8:41 PM

    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.

  48. jlv3gem says: Mar 28, 2017 8:44 PM

    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.

  49. jlv3gem says: Mar 28, 2017 8:44 PM

    an

  50. duffelbagsports says: Mar 28, 2017 8:45 PM

    Thank you Hue. I guess Tom Brady is safe with the Pats for another year. Or seven!

  51. dejadoh says: Mar 28, 2017 8:48 PM

    Carson Palmer anyone? Thanks Hugh. Not!

  52. loudpackmatt says: Mar 29, 2017 6:39 AM

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

  53. loudpackmatt says: Mar 29, 2017 6:40 AM

    hue doesn’t talk much at all. but the media sure as heck does

  54. loudpackmatt says: Mar 29, 2017 6:44 AM

    is going from jamarcus Russell to Carson Palmer really that bad?

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