Hue Jackson thinks franchise QB is in 2018 class

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Browns coach Hue Jackson has said that Tyrod Taylor isn’t a bridge quarterback. Jackson’s comments from Tuesday make it clear that Taylor is a bridge quarterback.

Jackson was asked whether the team’s future franchise quarterback is lurking not on the roster but within the 2018 draft pool.

I think the guy’s in there,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I really do.”

Jackson also said that the Browns, who hold the first and fourth selections in round one, are on the verge of figuring out which guy is the guy.

“I think we’re very close,” Jackson said. “Yeah, I think we’re close. We just haven’t had the chance to be together. I gave the staff the week off. They’re vacationing. We’re here at the owners meetings and we’ll get together here soon and put our heads together and see what’s best.”

Contrast those comments (and harmonize them if you can) with G.M. John Dorsey’s remarks on PFT Live about Taylor’s status.

“We’ve said and Hue and I will continue to say Tyrod’s our starter moving forward here,” Dorsey said. “But you live in the present and what you try to do is try to acquire as many good football players you can. I think we’re in a position to acquire good football players at the first pick and the fourth pick. There’ll be some good players here that will help this organization catapult forward.”

Apparently, “moving forward” means one year at the most or one month at the least.

35 responses to “Hue Jackson thinks franchise QB is in 2018 class

  1. If HueJack was thinking this about the 2018 class, why did he draft Kizer last year? Should’ve just signed McCown or Fitzpatrick to hold down the slot until this years draft.

  2. jjackwagon says:
    March 27, 2018 at 10:36 am
    If HueJack was thinking this about the 2018 class, why did he draft Kizer last year?

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    Hue didn’t draft Kizer, Sashi Clown did. You know, the guy who got fired for repeatedly passing on franchise QB’s and having historically terrible drafts.

  3. If it isn’t obvious to the fans of Cleveland, that this organization has absolutely no clue, then i don’t know what to say…

  4. BB drafted JG and he sat for years, even though most people think he is a Franchise QB. This doesn’t have to read like an Alex Smith/Patrick Mahomes situation. It’ll play out on the field. Hue’s statement is a refreshing one for a franchise that tends to put all its eggs in one (wrong) basket. There could be a franchise QB in the draft, or Taylor could be it. Better to have choices.

  5. The reason I mocked Hue Jackson’s comments is that they could’ve had their franchise QB in both 2016, (Carson Wentz), and 2017, (Desean Watson). Now he pontificates that this time by golly that elusive franchise QB is finally attainable. If I was a Browns fan I’d weep.

  6. Hue Jackson? Please. Don’t insult our intelligence with his drivel. Were it not for Mrs Jim Haslam, Huey would not have a job. He’s such a charlatan disguised as a head coach, whose only claim to fame is his abysmal coaching record.

  7. Bills Fan But will always have love for the Cleveland Fans..Good People..Wish the Browns would’ve gotten Frank Reich as HC ! Classiest Guy Ever..Know’s players and Very Respected by them being a former player..Cleveland could’ve Built something with him.LONG TERM!!!..

  8. Browns fans know Jackson is a bad joke, still there because of Haslam. Our optimism lies with Dorsey and the hope that Hueless stays the hell out of the way of our Coordinators.

  9. Unfortunately the reason the Browns have been on the bottom of the league is because of this:

    “I gave the staff the week off. They’re vacationing. We’re here at the owners meetings and we’ll get together here soon and put our heads together and see what’s best.”

    This is not the time of the year you want your staff to be vacationing. Mid-February to early March yes, but not now… not when the Draft is coming up so soon. Your Staff should be building their Draft Board and with the 1st & 4th picks in the Draft should have several plans in place. Whether it be trading back or staying pat this time is important. For a Coach that is sitting on the hottest seat known to man, he doesn’t at all seem worried.

  10. If 3 of the 4 top QBs in this year’s draft miraculously become franchise QBs, I guarantee the Browns will pick the wrong one. People blame Hue, but the GM and especially Haslam are the ones with the ultimate say on the pick.

  11. This is not the time of the year you want your staff to be vacationing. Mid-February to early March yes, but not now… not when the Draft is coming up so soon. Your Staff should be building their Draft Board and with the 1st & 4th picks in the Draft should have several plans in place. Whether it be trading back or staying pat this time is important. For a Coach that is sitting on the hottest seat known to man, he doesn’t at all seem worried.

    I think you’re getting your staffs confused. He gave his coaching staff, who are certainly assisting in scouting but not the actual scouts, off. The front office, who work under the direction of Dorsey and not the head coach, is certainly working at full throttle as I type.

  12. Jackson is the HC, not the GM. The previous GM who passed on Wentz & Watson (and others) got fired. And remember, our genius owner is the one who saddled Pettine & Farmer with Manziel – then fired them. Sure, that’s fair.

    Frankly, I don’t know what to make of Jackson as a HC – the Browns have had terrible ownership since ’99 – THAT’S been our problem. It doesn’t matter who the QB is if the HC & GM get fired every two years. How do you build anything when everyone has to start over at square one every time new leadership is hired?

    The only mistake I’m worried about them making – and every NFL team does it – is putting their inexperienced QB in before he’s ready. Whoever they take, let him sit a year.

  13. I’m sorry but I can’t take anything this guy says seriously. 1-31 in the last 2 years I’ll believe it when I see it.

  14. 1-31 as a coach and what, 0-5 drafting QBs? But yeah, we should respect his opinion that there is a franchise QB? Don’t think so.

    The name HUE JACKSON is a cautionary tale.

  15. afwhigs says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    Jackson is the HC, not the GM. The previous GM who passed on Wentz & Watson (and others) got fired. And remember, our genius owner is the one who saddled Pettine & Farmer with Manziel – then fired them. Sure, that’s fair.

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    jackson was part of the team that decided to sign griffin instead of drafting a qb. he said wentz “wasn’t a good fit” for what the browns wanted to do. seems like wishful thinking to be placing all of the blame on the prior gm (whose forte was analytics and not player evaluation).

    that gm took the fall, but the evaluation was all jackson and the scouts.

  16. Tyrod Taylor is not a bridge QB and there is a franchise QB in this draft aren’t mutually exclusive concepts. Steve Young sat on the 49ers bench for 4 years. It’s quite arguable that 1st overall picks being rushed onto the field is why none of them have been consistently good since Payton Manning with guys who are picked further down the draft board usually having better and longer careers. If Taylor turns out to be as good as Hugh Jackson thinks he could be then the Browns become the Patriots as the team who can get people to overspend on trades for the young QB’s stuck on their bench with potential.

  17. granadafan says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    If 3 of the 4 top QBs in this year’s draft miraculously become franchise QBs, I guarantee the Browns will pick the wrong one. People blame Hue, but the GM and especially Haslam are the ones with the ultimate say on the pick.

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    Yeah, they really need to fire that Gm after passing on Wentz and Trubisky…. Oh wait, they did.

    I am sure you have a point though, it’s not like the new GM and his handpicked Front Office are the geniuses responsible for scouting and drafting Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson or Patrick Mahommes after signing Alex Smith to turn the Chiefs around….. Oh wait, that’s exactly who they are…..

    Troll harder next time.

  18. daddeeo says:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    1-31 as a coach and what, 0-5 drafting QBs? But yeah, we should respect his opinion that there is a franchise QB? Don’t think so.

    The name HUE JACKSON is a cautionary tale.

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    Try 1-31 because he was given a team with zero talent and 0-0 at drafting QB’s because the since fired GM is the one that passed on drafting the #1 guy on the team, not Hue. Keep trolling like you know what’s what though.

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