At one time, the Cleveland Browns just could not settle on a starting quarterback. It wasn’t that they didn’t try to find the right guy. From the birth of the “New Browns” in 1999 until Baker Mayfield took control under center, Cleveland used 29 different starting quarterbacks.
But, let’s back up a bit. The date was April of 2017. The Browns owned the Number 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. That slot would be followed by San Francisco, Chicago, Jacksonville and the Los Angeles Rams.
Cleveland had just gone 1-15-0 under new head coach Hue Jackson.