No Chance Kessler Is The Odd Man Out
Since Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson made the decision to make Robert Griffin III the starting quarterback, as well as drafting Cody Kessler I look for both of them to stay put. They both were brought in by this regime of coaches, so it would not make sense to get rid of either one of them so quickly.
Coaches have a tendency to hang with their own players much longer than someone they inherited from the past when there is no set starter in place.
Therefore, it puts veteran quarterbacks Josh McCown and Austin Davis in jeopardy because at least one of them will have to be the player to go. The Dallas Cowboys have already tried to make a trade for McCown but was turned down by the Browns.
It would be my guess if a quarterback goes, that it would be Davis unless a more favorable trade pops up for McCown. The Cowboys may be waiting to see If and when McCown gets cuts, or who gets cut from Cleveland in general, as well as other teams’ transactions.
The Browns QB depth chart is cemented, as far as I can tell. By announcing Robert Griffin III as the leading man, Josh McCown slides into QB2.
Austin Davis will still challenge Cody Kessler for the third-string role, but there’s no way Hue Jackson’s personal pick does not make the roster. If there is a move to be made at the position, it will be to either trade Davis or trim the other quarterbacks from the roster within the first two rounds of cuts.
Granted, there has been speculation about McCown’s trade value and there certainly is value for a player like him on the market. But with RG3‘s injury history and the fact that McCown actually makes the QB depth better, the Browns should only move McCown if they get a great offer.
Such an offer in unlikely right now as most of the league has settled their quarterback issues. Barring a disastrous injury somewhere in preseason or before Week 6 of the regular season, McCown stays with Cleveland and the three-deep will be exactly what it is now.
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