Another Chapter added to the Cleveland Browns book of embarrassment

Yesterday afternoon it was reported that the Cleveland Browns had agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals to land Quarterback A.J. McCarron, but the deal died when the Browns didn’t file the paperwork by the 4 pm deadline because they were celebrating the deal. Another thing the Browns do you can only laugh at and it just piles on the fact that the Browns traded the picks that were used to take Carson Wentz to Philadelphia and Deshaun Watson to Houston. So they passed on the players that are in all likely hood going to win MVP and ROTY.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the Browns QB situation since they returned to the NFL in 1999

1999: Tim Couch (14 games started) Ty Detmer (2 games started)
2000: Doug Peterson (8) Couch (7) Spergon Wynn (1)
2001: Couch (16)
2002: Couch (14) Kelly Holcomb (2)
2003: Holcomb (8) Couch (8)
2004: Jeff Garcia (10) Holcomb (2) Luke McCown (4)
2005: Trent Dilfer (11) Charlie Frye (5)
2006: Frye (13) Derek Anderson (3)
2007: Anderson (15) Frye (1)
2008: Anderson (8) Brady Quinn (3) Ken Dorsey (3) Bruce Gradkowski
2009: Quinn (9) Anderson (7)
2010: Colt McCoy (8) Jake Delhomme (4) Seneca Wallace (4)
2011: McCoy (13) Wallace (3)
2012: Brandon Weeden (15) Thad Lewis (1)
2013: Jason Campbell (8) Weeden (5) Brian Hoyer (3)
2014: Hoyer (13) Johnny Manziel (2) Connor Shaw (1)
2015: Josh McCown (8) Manziel (6) Austin Davis (2)
2016: Cody Kessler (8) Robert Griffin III (5) J. McCown (3)

and so far this year DeShone Kizer (7) Kevin Hogan (1)

So that’s 27 QB’s since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999, only one has started all 16 games and it was sixteen years ago. They passed on the players who are on pace to win MVP and ROTY, this is what happens when you hire a Baseball nerd to run your team. For those of you who have seen the movie Moneyball featuring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Hill’s character Peter Brand who’s real name is Paul DePodesta is running the Browns, he’s running them further and further into the ground.

 Cameron Vieira is a contributing writer for gmbsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @CamInTaunton,“Like” him on Facebook and add him to your Google network

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