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

Browns' Pettine: Would be ideal to pass on a quarterback at No. 4 overall

The Cleveland Browns are trying to figure out what they’ll do with their No. 4 overall draft pick, and many have them addressing the quarterback position. They started multiple quarterbacks last season, but seem content to see what Brian Hoyer can do after a successful, yet brief because of injury, stint under center. Hoyer also said he is going into the season preparing like he is the starter.

Head coach Mike Pettine is more than willing to give Hoyer a shot, and take a quarterback later in the draft. In fact, that would be ideal according to Pettine.

“That’s been a big part of the discussion in the draft room,” Pettine said, via the Akron Beacon-Journal. “That’s a position [quarterback] that we know, as many others, that we’re going to need to address, and you talk about where you’re going to do it and the impact that it’s going to have on the rest of the team. Certainly it’s an ideal situation if you can get that quarterback later in the draft and that way you’re drafting a position player at four. But we’re in the business of, I think, staying true to our sequence, that if our fourth-best player or somebody rated above that is there at the fourth pick that we’ll feel comfortable turning the card in regardless of what the position is.”

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