With Josh McCown now the team’s starter after Robert Griffin III was placed on injured reserve, the Cleveland Browns say they’ll pass for now on adding a No. 3 quarterback.
“I learned not to trade,” head coach Hue Jackson said, per NFL.com. “Don’t do that.”
Jackson is of course referring to what went down while he was head coach in Oakland, shipping a 1st- and 2nd-round pick to Cincinnati for Carson Palmer – a move that was widely criticized.
“I learned a valuable lesson in that situation, but I was just having a little fun right there,” he added. “I learned that if the team has been around the guy, who has a chance to be a quarterback, you’re better off keeping the guy you have … just because there’s continuity. The guys know what to expect from that player and how heâs going to perform and what he’s going to do. That was the biggest teacher for me.”