If there is actually a split in the Browns braintrust about who to take with the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the head coach/quarterback whisperer apparently isn’t the one lobbying for the quarterback.
While Jackson’s life would obviously be easier if he actually had a quarterback with whom to whisper, the sense is that Garrett’s a more likely game-changer, or at least closer to a sure thing.
“Everybody is not the No. 1 pick in the draft,” Jackson said during the recent league meetings. “There’s maybe only one or two or three guys that can actually be that.
“When you draft a guy as the No. 1 pick in the National Football League, you want him to be a very dominant player, you want him to be a cornerstone player, you want him to be a generational player. That’s got to be the focus as we continue to move forward.”
If he doesn’t think Trubisky is one of those, then the choice ought to be clear.