Report: Hue Jackson prefers Myles Garrett to a quarterback

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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.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns head coach Hue Jackson prefers the team use the top pick on Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett and not quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

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.

40 responses to “Report: Hue Jackson prefers Myles Garrett to a quarterback

  1. Garrett is the only pick there…you have a bevy of picks in the top 50. Just play your game of analytical chess with those picks. You have one job Cleveland…don’t screw it up…Niners would love to grab Garrett if he slips a spot, I’d love it too

  2. if the media reports are accurate (who am I kidding???) then the continuous change of mind by Hue is like having a girlfriend who is bi-polar.

    The time between the end of the combine to the Tue before the draft should be known and Neurosis Season

  3. It would be interesting to know who was behind the Cody Kessler pick last year. If Hue sold them on him, thus resulting in his being drafted earlier than projected, maybe Sashi/DePodesta don’t trust him fully.

  4. Yeah, and a few days ago every “unnamed source” in the NFL was saying that the front office wanted Garrett and Jackson wanted a QB. When it comes to the draft, trust nothing.

  5. Denver faced the same problem a few years ago. They had the number 2 pick and we’re stuck with Tebow. The Broncos chose Von Miller and things have obviously workeD out well. Go with your gut, Hue.

  6. To me this is not a very good draft to have the #1 pick. I feel this draft is pretty weak and compared to past drafts this years crop seems to start around the end of the first round. Like 25 to 30th in comparison.

  7. This Eli Manning thing will blow the top off the collectors market. From a reliable source, players are hiring friends to sign cards and merchandise. Unless you see them personally sign, can’t trust it. Both Manning’s. Need an investigative reporter to do some digging.

  8. Get Garrett first then build the O line and the rest of the team in this year’s draft and then see about getting Baker Mayfield in next year’s draft. Finally the problem would be solved, I really need to be a GM

  9. What QB has Hue Jackson quarterback whispered! What QB has he made better! Andy Dalton! That’s debatable. Hue did nothing for his QB last season, but get them hurt with his play calling. The Browns QBs took the blame for a poor offensive system that did nothing to help or make them better. Hue wants power, Hue thinks he knows how to build a team when he’s never constructed a football team. I give the Browns two more seasons before they blow up the whole thing again…….

  10. 4512dawg4512 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 12:48 PM

    Get Garrett first then build the O line and the rest of the team in this year’s draft and then see about getting Baker Mayfield in next year’s draft. Finally the problem would be solved, I really need to be a GM
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    Mayfield won’t be playing QB in the NFL… That’s a fact!

  11. sgrvn329 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 12:54 PM
    What QB has Hue Jackson quarterback whispered! What QB has he made better! Andy Dalton! That’s debatable. Hue did nothing for his QB last season
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    No QB, living or dead, would have been successful with the ‘OL’ they had last year.

  12. Sorry…whoever a coach says he is interested in…that’s not who he is taking.

    Get Garrett with the first pick and then use #12 on a QB if you think you need one.

  13. .
    There’s a consensus among the draft intelligencia that Garrett is a sure thing. The same group raises questions about all the QBs. Cleveland can’t have a situation where their ill prepared for the NFL QB doesn’t pan out and Garrett lives up to his pre-draft hype and becomes a feared defender. That’s doubling down on misery.

    Belichick claims that if you make a mistake on your 1st round pick, it sets your franchise back three years. Despite rarely having the sexiest picks in the first round, it’s seldom that the Patriots choose a guy who totally flames out. The Browns should listen to Belichick instead of the hobo.
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  14. So #1 is a generational player?

    They have one every year. I don’t think he understands the term “generational”.

  15. IMO Hue is just trying to prolong his stint as head coach. Keep expectations low by drafting for defense and offensive line.

    The day the Browns draft a qb #1 overall the clock starts ticking on Hue being able to turn the team around.

  16. Watson is the best QB in this draft, not Tony Romo’s younger twin. I still take Garrett #1 and make a move for Watson. I go through the draft process every year and compare my mocks to the actual draft and my mocks win year in and year out. I mean I completely own the people who actually run teams. Pretty amazing.

  17. “If I am Hue and they don’t take Myles, I quit.”

    I doubt very much you would walk away from a multi million dollar a year paycheck just because of that.

    As to Garrett the little exposure I’ve had to him he seems very immature.

  18. When your freshman year is more productive than your Jr. year then you are probably not a sure thing.

    Per Myles Garrett.

    I’m a nobody but I don’t think he’s Clowney. He’s not even Mario Williams. I have nothing against the kid. I’m just being objective. I think he peaked at 17. He is what he is at this point. Good enough to start but he’s not a game changer. Heck Joe Bosa was quite a bit more productive too.

    Just one guys opinion. I’m a bit of a draftnik but I’m not going to expect or demand anyone to see it my way. But I will say that I’m not trying to get fans to watch the draft which may make me more objective than some guy that is getting paid to get you to watch the draft so they hype everyone as the next big thing. I’m just a dude.

  19. QB Film: I think u are on to something. They are trading for McCarron and probably giving us #12 pick in the draft it’s the trade talk nobody talks about and for Cincinnati to trade within the division it’s gonna take #12 for cleveland to land Mccarron.

  20. There are some questions about Garrett, who got most of his sacks against bad teams. If the Browns believe totally in him, take him: if not, auction off the top spot for two #1s later in the round or whatever you can get and take the top pass rusher remaining (who will still be a good one, in this draft). If you think there’s a QB worth it, take him with your next pick: if not take the top O lineman.

  21. QB Film: I think u are on to something. They are trading for McCarron and probably giving us #12 pick in the draft it’s the trade talk nobody talks about and for Cincinnati to trade within the division it’s gonna take #12 for cleveland to land Mccarron.
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    ONLY a Bengals fan thinks McCarron is worth a #1 pick….hilarious.

  22. QB Film Room says:
    Apr 14, 2017 12:08 PM

    their trading for McCarron. Why do the browns have to be such a perpetual mess?

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    For future reference:

    1) “They’re” trading for McCarron (They Are)

    2) McCarron is “theirs”. (Possessive)

    3) McCarron is still over “there” in Cinci. (Directional)

  23. Analytics told them Dak Prescott. Hue said “trust me on Cody Kessler” They will go with analytics from now on. This is the same analytics machine telling them that Myles Garret is the obvious choice.

  24. How did someone correcting grammar get 24 likes and zero dislikes? Add some value to the conversation. This is a football website not a website to show your knowledge of the uses for their, there and they’re. The same knowledge that a 2nd grader has by the way.

  25. Trade back a couple of spots and take S Thomas. The front office gets it’s extra draft picks, and still get a guy with an unstoppable motor! And as far as the QB position, roll with Kessler. They already have most of the offensive line fixed in free agency.

  26. Browns were nearly dead last in Defense in part because in order to get all these picks they let many of their bigger contract defensive players go prior to the 2016 season. This off season their first move was to fire their defensive coordinator. It’s an obvious conclusion that the brain trust in Cleveland sees the defensive side of the ball as the week link of that team and they aren’t wrong. The Atlanta Falcons figured that out finally and made it to a superbowl. Trying to find a QB who can outscore the amount of points your defense is giving up will make every QB look bad. Just look at how quickly Payton Manning got to Superbowls in Denver compared to how long it took to get to them in Indianapolis (and how his replacement can’t even make the playoffs).

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