Browns Would Have Selected Marcus Mariota At No. 12

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Browns Would Have Selected Marcus Mariota At No. 12 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon May 4, 2015 6:49 pm

The quarterback position remains an area of need for the Cleveland Browns long-term.

The Browns were careful, however, not to "overprioritize the quarterback position," according to Mike Pettine.

Marcus Mariota would have been their selection at No. 12 if he slid to them, but they didn't believe trading up for him was worth the cost.

The Browns signed Josh McCown in the offseason and are still holding out some level of hope for Johnny Manziel.

"We go 11 against 11," said Pettine. "We’re not just trotting quarterbacks out there at the 50-yard line and they’re thumb wrestling. To me, there are a lot of different ways to win football games and you just don’t force a situation. Do we look at it and say, 'OK, if we perceive our quarterback room is not the best in the division, what does that mean? Do we call the league and cancel games?'"

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Re: Browns Would Have Selected Marcus Mariota At No. 12 

Post#2 » by Saints14 » Mon May 4, 2015 10:43 pm

Breaking News: The Bills would have selected him at 50 if he slipped there, too. Probably Jameis Winston as well.
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Re: Browns Would Have Selected Marcus Mariota At No. 12 

Post#3 » by Devilzsidewalk » Tue May 5, 2015 2:16 am

Saints14 wrote:Breaking News: The Bills would have selected him at 50 if he slipped there, too. Probably Jameis Winston as well.


Broncos definitely would've given him consideration in the 5th round as an heir apparent to Peyton.
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