Hue Jackson: Outside of QB question, we’re really growing

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The search for a long-term quarterback in Cleveland has been a long and fitful one for the Browns and it’s going to continue once the team reconvenes for training camp next month.

Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer are this year’s entrants in this year’s quarterback derby and coach Hue Jackson knows that no one from the trio has solved the need for an “established quarterback” to lead the offense. While the hunt for that quarterback remains in full effect, Jackson feels the team has taken a step forward in other areas this offseason.

“I have to continue to solve the quarterback issue because that is where it starts,” Jackson said, via ESPN.com. “Everywhere else, we are really growing. Not that we are not growing at quarterback but just having a guy, and having a guy and saying, ‘This is the guy and this guy can run our organization, run our team and play at a high level and help us win.’ That is always going to be the question all of you will have until we solve it, so I get that. Outside of that, our team is heading in the right direction.”

The phrasing calls to mind asking Mrs. Lincoln how the rest of the play was, but it’s hardly totally insignificant for the team to be coming together at the other positions on the field. Having a solid roster in place should only make things move more quickly when and if the Browns find the right answer at quarterback and can make life somewhat less painful while the search continues for the right answer at the marquee position.

That doesn’t make Jackson any less right about the magnitude of the need nor does it guarantee that he’ll be the man to find the answer that has proven to be more elusive than any other in the NFL.

4 responses to “Hue Jackson: Outside of QB question, we’re really growing

  1. The Browns have three legit QBs. Teams like Houston and the Jets have 3 non-legit QBs. The Browns are trending in the right direction. I’m not a Browns fan, but just being a long time NFL fan makes me want to see this storied franchise get back on their feet. I think they’re going to surprise a lot of people. They’ll pull off some upsets this year, and then be a real contender in a year or two. Keep the faith Browns fans. Your day is coming soon.

  2. If I don’t have total confidence in the on the field product without an established QB, I do have total confidence that for the first time since ’99 the organization is looking at the problem(s) the right way. We have a chance to be a great organization again and I am crossing all of my digits that it comes to pass.

  3. The search for a long-term quarterback in Cleveland has been a long and fitful one for the Browns …

    QB and a coach …

    Neither position gets a long look

  4. I feel like some of the moves this team has made have been pretty smart and they have a bright future in front of them. But then I remember they are the Browns and realize they will end up sub 7 wins and will probably have all 3 QB’s seriously injured. It has got to be difficult to be a Brown’s fan…

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