Since the team returned to the NFL in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have been on what seems to be a never-ending search for their franchise quarterback. The situation has turned into a joke throughout the NFL. Even Browns fans have poked fun of the situation with “The Jersey” that listed the name of each starting quarterback that has started for Cleveland since the team’s return. That number currently sits at 28 different starting quarterbacks and will soon be 29 in the 2018 season with general manager John Dorsey trading away DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan, the three quarterbacks on the roster in 2017.
While head coach Hue Jackson’s plan right now is to start Tyrod Taylor at quarterback in the 2018 season, the ultimate plan is to have Baker Mayfield take over as the franchise quarterback in Cleveland. Mayfield will be quarterback no. 30. Cleveland has been the franchise of uncertainty at the quarterback position for such a long period of time while it seems the rest of the AFC North has established quality quarterbacks. Is there a possibility that those roles may soon be reversed?
All four teams in the AFC North Division, the Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, drafted quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft. Obviously, Cleveland will have a new quarterback running the offense for 2018, but will one of their AFC North rivals have a new quarterback running the show as well? Let’s take a look at who the other teams have brought in.