Ranking and grading every quarterback on the Cleveland Browns ahead of training camp

Browns Deshaun Watson (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
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It’s time to grade and rank the Cleveland Browns quarterbacks ahead of training camp.

The Clevland Browns have made big changes to the quarterback room this season. The team has literally torn down and rebuilt the entire position with the thought that they’ll be better for it. Out was Baker Mayfield and in is Deshaun Watson.

Not only that but Case Keenum was traded so the Browns can bring in Jacoby Brissett. These were controversial moves for any number of reasons, but the one we won’t be addressing is the allegations against Watson.

I’ve spoken at length about them, and how I feel about him. I don’t like Watson and I don’t want him on the Browns, but he is, and we gotta deal with that as things are, not as we wish it were. That doesn’t mean I’m done talking about Watson and his legal issues, as I’m not. It’s simply that this piece is about talent evaluation ahead of camp. That’s all this is.

I will talk about the potential impact of a suspension, however, so be prepared for that.

So how are we grading each guy and what do the grades mean?

  • F – expected to be out of the league before the end of his rookie contract
  • D – practice squad guy
  • C – could get minutes as a backup
  • B – starter
  • A – among the league’s best

This is part of a longer series that will see this site review each position ahead of training camp. We’ve already talked about the receivers, tight ends, and running backs previously. Monday we’ll talk about the offensive line and Tuesday will start the defense with the defensive tackles.