Oct 20, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns say they may possibly start rookie quarterback

The Cleveland Browns own the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and its widely expected they’ll select a quarterback when the clock turns their way.

Who exactly they plan to draft is unknown (and will obviously be dictated by the draft board), but the Browns appear to be open to the idea of starting a rookie quarterback, at least according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Browns coach Mike Pettine, speaking to reporters for an hour at the NFL Annual Meeting AFC coaches breakfast Tuesday, said “it’s a possibility” the Browns will start a rookie quarterback in 2014, and he’s looking for one who has that “it factor.”

With at least one of Blake Bortel, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr or Teddy Bridgewater to be on the board come the Browns pick, they’ll have at least have a small selection (at minimum) to choose from – and he just might be under center for the team come Week 1.

Pettine said he plans to attend each quarterbacks individual workout.

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