In Browns news today, it didn't take long for the Cleveland Browns to make a decision on matching the five-year, $42 million offer sheet starting center Alex Mack signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns have matched the offer set forth by the Jaguars, giving the young center a five-year deal to remain in Cleveland --
Well that didn't take long: Browns are matching Jacksonville's offer sheet for C Alex Mack. Cleveland keeps Mack, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 11, 2014
Mack was highly coveted on the 2014 NFL free agency market, with several teams reportedly mulling over offering the 28-year-old two-time NFL Pro Bowler a multi-year deal.
Mack has appeared and started in all 80 of the Cleveland Browns' regular season games since his rookie season in 2009. He was the 21st overall pick for the Browns during the 2009 NFL Draft.
Locking up Mack at such a price almost guarantees in many NFL experts minds that the Cleveland Browns will target a franchise quarterback in the first round of May's NFL Draft.