Jan 1, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam (left) talks with executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and head coach Hue Jackson before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.  Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a consensus No. 1 player in the 2017 NFL Draft. That comes in the form of Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, who has been likened to Khalil Mack and Von Miller from a pass-rush standpoint.

In need of any elite-level talent they can get, it would make sense that the Cleveland Browns might simply call Garrett’s name within a minute of the draft starting next Thursday.

But these are the Cleveland Browns. The same team that won one game last season and has not boasted a decent quarterback since Bernie Kosar wasn’t making a fool of himself.

So it stands to reason that what might be common sense to others, could potentially be a franchise-altering quandary for the Browns.

Previous reports indicated that the Browns were undecided on whether to pick Garrett or former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the first pick.

That’s now been taken to a whole new level with reports now indicating that there’s a major split between head coach Hue Jackson, his coaching staff and the Browns’ front office.

To say that Cleveland is in desperate need of a quarterback would be an understatement. Heck, the team pretty much bought free-agent bust Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans earlier in the offseason. He’s now apparently going to be given an opportunity to start. Osweiler was so bad for Houston last season that he found himself benched for Tom Savage.

Despite this, common sense would seem to indicate that Cleveland won’t pass up on a generational talent like Garrett. Unfortunately, this team has been defined by everything but common sense since its rebirth in the NFL back in 1999.

There’s definitely another scenario in play here. If Cleveland is really sold on Trubisky as its franchise quarterback, the team could trade up from 12th overall to the No. 2 pick with San Francisco. This would guarantee the Browns both players. It’s also been noted that the 49ers are “desperate” to move down from two. If so, something could surely happen on that front.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

PLAYERS: Hue Jackson
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NCAA upholds penalties against Louisville related to scandal

David Price warns JD Martinez that fans in Boston will boo him

Yelich: ‘Everything changed’ for Marlins after Fernandez’s death

Mattingly fires back at Harper over Marlins criticism

Report: Jets could pay Kirk Cousins $60 million in 2018

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Doug Martin released by Buccaneers

Cuban: Losing is Mavs' 'best option' for rest of season

Figure skater Scott Moir jabs Brett Favre with retirement talk

Report: Nets owner backing lawsuit against Russian doping whistleblower

Report: Dolphins to meet with Baker Mayfield in March

J.D. Martinez signs with Red Sox

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

Offseason needs for every NFL team

Donovan Mitchell's limiting nostalgia

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

Grading the deal: Eric Hosmer finally finds a home with Padres

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

Browns News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Offseason needs for every NFL team

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker