"We have to and we've said it before, use resources at that position and go get the right guy that we feel comfortable with to pair them with some of the players we have here to come up with the best quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise, we need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster". His firing is not unexpected since the Browns are 0-12 for the second straight season with Brown in charge.
Those two clubs, however, have young quarterbacks - Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson - whose early success might be most responsible for Brown getting fired.
ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini were first to report the news.
Cleveland took its usual incompetence a step further at the trade deadline, though, when the coaching staff and front office reportedly feuded over a lack of aggression to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo, who then was dealt to the 49ers. Wentz has an NFL-leading 29 touchdown passes this season.
The unconventional setup, with former baseball executive Paul DePodesta as the chief strategy officer, resulted in the team stockpiling a bunch of draft picks, and getting criticized for how it used its assets.
The Browns are blowing it up again.