Browns to work out several QBs this week, Manziel in 2-3 weeks

Getty Images

The Browns continued their private workouts with quarterbacks on Wednesday with a look at Blake Bortles of Central Florida, who joined Derek Carr of Fresno State as quarterbacks put under the microscope by Cleveland this week.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that they’ll have plenty of company in the coming days. Mortensen reports that Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo, Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage and Ball State’s Keith Wenning are all on the docket for workouts of their own with the owners of the fourth overall pick in the draft.

There’s a prominent name missing from that list, but the Browns aren’t forgetting about the man they call Johnny Football. Mortensen also adds that Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel is expected to work out for the team in 2-3 weeks.

Bridgewater and Manziel may be the only members of that group in consideration for that pick, but the Browns also pick 26th and have eight other picks in the remaining rounds to use on a quarterback. As owner Jimmy Haslam promised, they’re casting a wide net to find that quarterback in a draft with enough of them that coach Mike Pettine suggested they might take two.