Cleveland Browns: 5 players whose stock is down after Buccaneers loss

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3. Drew Stanton, QB

OK, I think I’ve figured it out. Drew Stanton is the backup quarterback, but if Baker Mayfield actually gets hurt, it’ll be Garrett Gilbert filling in.

Freddie Kitcens is watching the same games as you and me and I know this to be true: He knows a lot more about football than I do.

With that being the case, there is no way he put Stanton in a game ahead of Garrett Gilbert.

Stanton played against the Buccaneers after taking preseason Week 2 off, and his time was limited. Still, he did enough for the Browns’ Twitterverse to declare him as the team’s fourth best quarterback.

I won’t go that far, and I understand the respect everyone has for him in the organization, but come on.

Remember that errant deep ball he threw? Tim Couch couldn’t believe Stanton didn’t see the deep safety.

Stanton is Mayfield’s mentor and is excellent at offering advice to the up-and-comer. If carrying the title QB2 carries clout, so be it.

But if someone is needed? Let’s hope it doesn’t happen.