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AFC Notes: Browns, Chargers & Jets
- Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes the Browns would likely only trade QB Josh McCown if they received a “tremendous offer” or were convinced that Austin Davis could be a decent backup to Robert Griffin III.
- Pluto mentions that the Browns have been “extremely pleased” with McCown’s attitude and willingness to mentor RGIII and their other quarterbacks. On top of that, McCown carries a reasonable backup salary of $4.4 million for the 2016 season.
- Ben Volin of the Boston Globe writes that both the Chargers and the NFL would like to see the team remain in San Diego.
- However, their hopes of securing a downtown stadium took a major blow this past week after the California Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the tax increase needs support from two-thirds of voters, and not a simple majority.
- The team now needs to convince the majority of San Diego voters to contribute public funds to the city for a new stadium.
- Darryl Slater of NJ.com mentions that the Jets “really like” Erin Henderson at inside linebacker next to veteran David Harris, so he doesn’t expect them to hand the job to first-round LB Darron Lee. Instead, Slater views Lee as more of a situational sub package player for the Jets in year one.
- Slater believes the Jets’ offense should be more unpredictable in 2016 based on the fact that they have two quality running backs — Matt Forte and Bilal Powell — who are capable of catching the ball out of the backfield.
- In regards to Muhammad Wilkerson, Slater can’t see him showing up for training camp, considering that the team can’t fine him for missed time if he hasn’t signed him franchise tag.
- As for rookie QB Christian Hackenberg, Slater says he’s “looked like exactly what he is — a rookie quarterback with a long way to go.”
Tags Austin Davis Bilal Powell Christian Hackenberg Darron Lee David Harris Erin Henderson Josh McCown Matt Forte Muhammad Wilkerson Robert Griffin III