We have threads dedicated to the specific QBs the Browns have but this thread is to talk about the position and the team's options at that position. So here we go On the roster: Johnny Manziel Connor Shaw Team's Free Agent: Brian Hoyer NFL Free Agents (Possible) Jake Locker, Tennessee Christian Ponder, Minnesota Blane Gabbert, San Francisco Michael Vick, New York Jets Matt Moore, Miami Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Shaun Hill, St Louis Tavaris Jackson, Seattle Matt Flynn, Green Bay Jason Campbell, Cincinnati Ryan Mallet, Houston Jimmy Clausen, Chicago Colt McCoy, Washington Austin Davis, St Louis Potential Trade Targets: EJ Manuel, Buffalo Sam Bradford, St Louis Geno Smith, New York Jets Chase Daniel, Kansas City Nick Foles, Philadelphia Kirk Cousins, Washington Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Draft Options (Draftable grades by CBS Sports): Marcus Mariota, Oregon Jameis Winston, Florida State Brett Hundley, UCLA Bryce Petty, Baylor Garrett Grayson, Colorado State Shane Carden, East Carolina Brandon Bridge, South Alabama Cody Fajardo, Nevada Sean Mannion, Oregon State Bo Wallace, Ole Miss Blake Sims, Alabama Jake Waters, Kansas State As you can see, the options are not very good at all. Draft I don't think drafting Winston or Mariota is realistic. I like Hundley in the 2nd round and Petty a little after that. Grayson is a project and ok to take later in the draft if you want a shot in the dark. The rest of them are a waste of time. Trades All of those guys are hypothetically available because there is either a regime change and/or they just haven't shown enough to keep their job. I wouldn't be opposed to taking a flyer on someone like Geno Smith or EJ Manuel. Maybe we get lucky but most likely we won't. Free Agents Jake Locker's name has been thrown around a bit. He's mobile and his game is in line with what Manziel does so for offensive game planning that's a plus. However; that's about it for pluses in my opinion. Locker was never an accurate passer at any level and like Hoyer, will never magically become one. I think he's a poor option in a list of poor options. I'm reasonably intrigued by Christian Ponder. He's shown he was not the answer in Minnesota but he's a west coast kind of QB who can get out of the pocket. He's a hard worker with good athleticism and he's a very smart guy. All are pluses. He has some trouble with accuracy, not to Locker's extent but it's still not great and his pocket awareness is not very good either. The rest of this crop is pretty bad. Brian Hoyer He is what he is, a backup QB. But given some weapons and a strong running game he's proven he can get you a respectable record. Of all the options, he's near the top but again that's not saying much. Currently on the roster: Connor Shaw is a backup at best. Good leader, mature and well prepared. Great qualities for a QB, problem is he physically doesn't have anything to go on at this level. Johnny Manziel is showing all of my fears about him. He will most likely be on this team next year and will have an opportunity to prove me and all the naysayers wrong. I don't think he has it in him to do it. Anyway, I thought we needed a centralized location to talk about the position regardless of the name of the QB. Fire away.