Karma for Attending UT. It's a Bitch.
As the most beloved and ballyhooed prospect to come out of TCU since LaDainian Tomlinson, we all have a heightened sense of interest where Red will end up playing football professionally. So rather than make you all dig through the muck and mire that are sports related internet rumors, we will compile them all here, team by team, as they come along. For the sake of brevity, we will only feature team's that have scheduled an interview or workout with Andy, look at their current QB situation and draft picks and make one of our patented hasty assessments from there. We will also give more credence to team's with picks in the 2-4 rounds (amendment: 1-3 rounds, because that's looking more and more likely) because we're optimistic and can't see Dalton lasting beyond there.
Today we'll take a look at another potential landing spot, one where the potential QB pairing would have every T Shirt fan in the state of Texas creaming themselves, the Cleveland Browns.
QBs Currently on Roster: Jarrett Brown, Jake Delhomme, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace
Draft Picks: Round 1 (6); Round 2 (5); Round 3 (6).
Why Rooster Fits: To be honest, I have a hard time wrapping my head around this one, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Jake Delhomme is clearly washed up and may not start another game in Cleveland, Seneca Wallace has been in the organization for several years and has never proven himself as much more than a semi-capable backup, and Colt McCoy, despite a decent showing in the few starts he made during his rookie year, has Avarian Bone syndrome. And I'm not even sure what qualifies you as a "Jarrett Brown." So, there's definitely room for improvement there. Dalton could come in and potentially challenge for the #2 role in camp - I think one of the incumbents is the sure fire starter in game 1 - and, depending on how he shows himself, could move into a starting role over time. Plus, GM Mike Holmgren hasn't exactly done too poorly with the QBs who have come up under his watch - Favraro, Matt Hasselback. The man definitely considers himself a QB whisperer and, despite his front office position, supposedly has a pretty hands on role with the team. Not a bad situation to be in.
Why Rooster Doesn't Fit: For one, the draft picks aren't there. I can't see a non-playoff team with other glaring needs taking a QB as high as the 5th pick in round 2. I realize that a lot of teams stick pretty strictly to their draft board rather than drafting for need, so it's possible AD would be a candidate, but considering they took McCoy in the third round last year, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. And I think the organization really likes Colt. By taking Dalton with a high dollar pick, they're basically telling Colt thanks, but no thanks, go to the back of the line. With four QBs on the roster, including a high money one like Delhomme, it makes even less sense. If they were a high caliber team with the only glaring weakness being at QB, it'd be worth the risk, but based on their recent string of futility, I'm doubting this is the case. Colt is kind of a fan favorite too, so I think they give him a full year of starts to see what happens and if its an abject disaster, revisit the QB situation next year.
Seriously though, Dalton should count his blessings that Cleveland doesn't look like the landing spot for him. I mean, Cleveland? Can you imagine a worse place to live not named Detroit? Their old team left them to go to BALTIMORE for goddsake. Anything is possible, but I don't think Dalton wears the doo doo Brown of the Browns.