4. Cleveland Browns
With the Johnny Manziel situation so up in the air, the Browns certainly come to mind as a trading partner for Garoppolo. Coming off their worst season since 2000 (that’s really saying something, this is the Browns we’re talking about), don’t be surprised if Hue Jackson does something drastic over the offseason to cure the quarterback illness the team has been afflicted with this entire century.
Of course, with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft at their disposal, the Browns may be more interested in solving their problem in a more conventional manner: drafting and grooming a franchise quarterback instead of trading for one. Carson Wentz’s name has been uttered in the same sentence as the Browns recently.
Maybe the Browns will use the No. 2 selection to address one of their many other needs, though. In that case, then the Patriots may be able to dangle Garoppolo in front of them in return for the No. 32 overall selection, which is currently in the possession of Cleveland thanks to Roger Goodell’s stumbling.
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