I agree Taylor is not the long term answer, and I agree that the Browns should draft a QB, but if they don't it wouldn't be a surprise.
Good post thank you.
I don't know if he is or not, but I believe situation and coaching has just as much to do with success as any other trait when it comes to being a QB. Look at last year for example... Foles, Keenum, and Goff. All 3 were in the playoffs. Two played well in the post-season to get the NFC Championship game and one won the Super Bowl. All 3 guys had their careers in limbo just 1 year prior playing for Jeff Fisher. If the Rams didn't fire Jeff Fisher last year, the Rams might have a top 5 pick and contemplating taking a QB.
Look at Alex Smith. He struggles in SF because of poor coaching. Goes to KC with Andy Reid, he turned into a pretty darn good QB. Sometimes it's not the player, it's the coach/coaching staff. Since the Browns came back into the league 19 years ago, they've had 8 HC changes. They're on their 9th. How is any player going to develop with that kind of turnover? Maybe the players weren't always the problem. Maybe it was the coach.
People like to make a big deal about Joe Flacco. His average season is 61.7 comp % / 3700 yards / 21 TD's / 14 Int's / 6.8 ypa / 84.1 passer rating. Taylor's average season is 62.6% / 3200 / 19 / 6 / 7.2 / 92.5. Amazing what kind of reputation you can get when you play for a team with an elite defense you're first 5 years. Eli is thought by some to be an H.O.F. QB... yet his completion %, y/a, passer rating, and TD/Int ratio are all worse than Taylor's too.