Browns owner Jimmy Haslam admitted Sunday that the Browns might have to find another quarterback to take them to the next level, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
“Clearly quarterback’s an important position in the NFL and we’ve got to figure it out,” said Haslam after the Browns’ 20-10 season-ending loss to the Ravens. “If you look at the Browns and where they’ve struggled, they’ve struggled with the quarterback, so we know that’s a position like others that we’ll have to address. (GM) Ray (Farmer) and his team will go to work on that tonight and tomorrow.”
Asked if he’s ready to say that Johnny Manziel isn’t his quarterback of the future, Haslam said, “That’s a comment for another day, and it’s certainly not a comment I’m going to make. That’s a comment for Ray and Mike to make. But I think they’ve done a good job this year. I think we’re a better team. But we understand. Listen, this is a tough division. Think who’s in the division — the Steelers who have won two Super Bowls in the last eight years.”
Haslam indicated that the other teams have their quarterbacks, and the Browns might still be on the hunt.
“The Ravens have been in the playoffs seven out of eight years, and Cincinnati, depending on what happens, could win the division three years in a row,” he said.
“We’ve got to be able to compete, but if you think we’re 2-4, not good enough, but besides the Cincinnati game, we were in every game, and I think we went toe-to-toe with Baltimore twice, beat Pittsburgh badly once, lost another time, beat Cincinnati badly once and really in our only really disappointing game got blown out two weeks ago.”