Jackson: Browns will not trade the No. 1 pick

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They acquired Brock Osweiler in a trade with the Houston Texans earlier in the offseason, but that was more of a salary dump by Houston and a chance to add some extra draft picks for Cleveland than an actual deal for a QB. But for now Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan are the quarterbacks on the roster. He even used the word "hopefully" to describe potential "trading opportunities" that may arise over the next month or so. "In the draft, we're able to bring them to Houston, sit down with them, watch them get interviewed by a bunch of coaches, and you have time to check them out".

"If we do go down that road, we'll have to discuss all those variables", Jackson said. "We'll exhaust every opportunity".

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Clue No. 2: Jackson said none of the quarterbacks in the draft have separated themselves yet. We know this because coach Hue Jackson admitted as much this week. "We're going to do anything and everything we think we can but I can't comment on other teams' players at this point".

"I think you always are (in the market for a QB)", Jackson explained to Wyche. "We're going to keep on trying until we can get that guy".

The Bengals have made it known they will listen if a team is interested in McCarron, but trading a player at such an important position within the division is not typical.

"There's going to be a player that I think can be very good for our organization at No. 1", Jackson said. That means you can dismiss any of those insane scenarios that said the team could trade the first pick for Garoppolo.

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Houston signed Osweiler to a four-year contract worth $72 million with $37 million guaranteed last year, but he was benched and replaced by Tom Savage during the season only to get his job back when Savage was injured.

"Yes, I did. When I was in Oakland I did, no question", Jackson said when asked if he liked Kaepernick coming out of college.

Jackson said the Browns can afford to be relatively patient when it comes to filling their need at the sport's most important position.

National Football League free agency is several weeks old already, and while most of the big names are already off the market, there are a few notable players still available.

"This is a team game", Jackson said.

The Patriots are rumored to be looking for a pair of first round picks, or the equivalent in value, in exchange for Garoppolo.