Browns HC Mike Pettine mentioned during a Wednesday conference call that they could give some consideration to bringing in a veteran quarterback at some point.
“I don’t think we’re at the point yet where that decision has to be made,” Pettine said, via the Beacon Journal. “I think it’ll be made sooner than later. I think it’ll be done around the time of the first camp.”
Pettine added that Brian Hoyer is “ahead of schedule” in his return from a torn ACL, but expects him to be available for minicamp.
“I do know that [Hoyer] will be available at least on a limited basis [for the first minicamp], but to the exact extent of what he can do drill work-wise and whether we can extrapolate that out and have him do some 11-on-11 stuff, that question hasn’t been answered yet,” Pettine said. … “He is ahead of schedule. We feel good about where he is. But certainly when you look at where he is and Alex Tanney being the only other quarterback, that is a position that we need to address.”
Grossman has been a popular name connected to the Browns given that he has spent a few years working with new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan while in Washington.
Cleveland is still likely to draft a quarterback, but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to pass on the position at No. 4 overall and use their second first-round pick on whoever is available at No. 26 overall.