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Sad QB-obsessed Browns fans prepare for NFL Draft in different, sad ways (photos)


So, it’s no revelation that the Cleveland Browns organization has been a bit snakebit with its woeful pursuit of a franchise quarterback over the past fifteen or so years. In fact, since 1999, the Browns have featured had an alarming 20 different quarterbacks under center. That ain’t good, nor is it a good indicator of stability for the franchise, in case you didn’t know.

With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday night, rumors abound regarding what the Browns will do with the fourth-overall pick. Will they yet again take another shot at drafting a franchise quarterback? Will the team draft to fill another need? Will they trade down? Who knows?

Three Browns fans, however, in New York presumably to attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall are wearing their hearts on their sleeves — or on their backs, more accurately — regarding the Browns’ futility with selecting franchise QBs. As you can see, each of them are wearing the jersey bearing the names of Quarterback Busts of Browns Past: Tim Couch, Charlie Frye and, gulp, Brady Quinn. Not pretty. It’s like these three fellas are in NYC to provide some kind of karmic reminder to how the Browns have erred in past drafts.

On the other hand, a young lady who made quite the name for herself on the interwebs last season with her creative way in which she chronicles how the Browns have failed miserably in finding quarterbacks is back at it with her “Dirty Laundry List” of former Browns QBs.


See? At least the “TBD” designation is perceptively neutral, providing that there may be at least a glimmer of hope that the Browns won’t screw up again. Maybe someone should figure out a way to send that photo to those three sad Browns fans in New York.

(top image via Sports Pickle, bottom image via @darrenrovell/@curiousgeege)