Cleveland Browns: 8 roster moves the Browns should make for 2019

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7. Sign a backup QB

No, this isn’t meant to slight Drew Stanton. I don’t think his importance can be overstated when it comes to the development of Baker Mayfield.

With that said, I don’t actually want to see Stanton in a game.

Quarterback is the single-most important position in the world of sports. Look no further than the San Francisco 49ers. They lost Jimmy Garropolo early on, and their season went down the tubes.

The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, lost their starting quarterback for the second straight season, but there season is still very much alive thanks to Nick Foles.

The point is if Mayfield gets hurt for an extended period of time, the season shouldn’t be written off. As Browns fans, we’ve watched too much bad football to start wasting seasons because one guy gets hurt.

With that said, we all know how hard it is to find a quarterback because it took us almost 20 years to find the guy we have now.

Current backup Tyrod Taylor is set to hit free agency, and it’s likely he’s going to look for a starting gig.

The Browns should try to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, who’s more than capable of filling the stat sheet all the while winning some games. Like Taylor, he’s also probably looking for a chance to start.

Teddy Bridgewater, who can leave New Orleans, should also be on Cleveland’s list.