IFWT_Marcus Mariota

Quarterback Brian Hoyer is expected to leave in free agency which means Johnny Manziel will likely take over as the permanent starting QB.  The rookie however has not been playing well so far in his two starting games and according to reports, the Cleveland Browns may look to draft another quarterback.

Shay Marie

via The Cleveland Plain Dealer:

If the Browns reach the conclusion after Manziel’s three starts that he’s not their quarterback of the future, they’ll consider every possibility for an upgrade at the position, including trading up into the top five to draft Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.

Browns general manager Ray Farmer has repeatedly said that he’ll always explore every option at all positions — and Mariota is one glaring and tempting possibility for the Browns this offseason. The Browns have scouted him this season and will continue to do so.

It would be an incredible longshot, but not impossible.

The Browns will have two mid-first round picks in 2015, their own and the one they received from Buffalo in the trade down from No. 4 to No. 9. (they then moved back up a spot to take cornerback Justin Gilbert at No. 8). The Browns would likely have to trade both of those picks, and next year’s No. 1 for a shot at Mariota.