The Cleveland Browns have stated that in a perfect world, they’d be able to find themselves a premier player with their No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft while finding a quarterback in the later rounds.
Of course, it’s not a perfect world so it’s within reason to believe the Browns could opt to use their early first round selection on a quarterback.
Regardless of such a decision, head coach Mike Pettine believe it will be ‘very difficult‘ for any rookie signal caller to win the starting job coming into the season.
“There will be competition, but I think it will be very difficult, based on my evaluation of this year’s draft class, it will be very difficult for anyone in this draft class to come in and beat [Hoyer] out. I really believe that,” Pettine said.
Brian Hoyer, who played very well before his season ending injury believes he’s going into the season as the starting quarterback and doesn’t see that changing anytime soon.
Of course, if the Browns do draft a quarterback with the No. 4 pick, there will be reason for an argument but if Cleveland decides to wait until later in the draft to select a quarterback, Hoyer remaining the starting quarterback seems plausible.