The Browns didn’t commerce for Jimmy Garoppolo on Tuesday morning, and it appeared like a brand new low level for the present regime.
If it was, it solely lasted for a number of hours. The Browns missed on a second potential reply at quarterback earlier than the commerce deadline, and this time in much more spectacular trend.
The Bengals agreed to commerce backup quarterback A.J. McCarron to the Browns for a second- and third-spherical decide simply minutes earlier than the four p.m. deadline, ESPN reported. The Browns agreed to the deal as properly. Then … it didn’t occur.
There are conflicting reviews about how the commerce was sunk. ESPN reported the Bengals and Browns thought they beat the clock on the deal, however the NFL stated no. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported there was inner strife about McCarron between the Browns’ teaching employees and entrance workplace and they didn’t ship within the correct paperwork to finish the deal.
The Browns argued with the NFL that the deal nonetheless ought to have counted, however the league stated no, in line with ESPN.
So the Browns struck out on discovering a brand new quarterback, and the Bengals have one who now is aware of they tried to commerce him to the worst workforce within the league — and a division rival, no much less. The Enquirer reported the 2 groups had been speaking a few McCarron deal because the spring, so perhaps they will attempt once more after the season.