A few days ago when I wrote that The Cleveland Browns new G.M. should be doing what ever he could do to bring Joe Flacco to Cleveland, people were laughing. Now that Peter King from Sports Illustrated is singing the same song, who’s laughing now? King said Flacco’s Super Bowl success may price him right out of Baltimore. He went on to say a great spot for Flacco to land would be the Cleveland Browns because the team had cap space.
Now the question becomes if Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam would throw enough money on the table to get a guy like Flacco. It would require around a 20 million dollar a year guaranteed contract. Haslam said the Browns would do little in the free agent market from the Super Bowl, signing a guy like Flacco to the Browns would be more than a little. One thing is for sure, as the days go by and we get closer to the free agent franchise tag deadline of March 4th, it becomes a little clearer each day that the Browns are not satisfied with Brandon Weeden.
Each day that goes by there are more people talking about the Browns wanting to upgrade from Weeden. Who can blame them? Will the Browns be able to bring a guy like Joe Flacco to Cleveland? I really don’t know the answer to that one, but they could get involved and at the very least make the process harder for Baltimore.
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