Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The best Cleveland Browns quarterbacks of all time


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Being a Browns fan is not that easy to be these past two decades. Since being active again in the NFL back in 1999, the team has posted just two seasons with more wins than losses. The quarterback position has seen a revolving door of players who just could not elevate the team to the next level.

Johnny “Johnny Football” Manziel was supposed to be the guy in Cleveland, but his off-field issues have him out of the NFL for now. The Browns could have drafted a franchise QB with its second overall pick this year, but elected to trade down the draft instead. Now, the hope is that new signee Robert Griffin III can rediscover his offensive touch that made him the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

But the Browns have not always been devoid of the great quarterbacks. The following are the greatest field generals in the 61-year history of the team.

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Otto Graham: Possibly the team’s best player and one of the best quarterbacks ever, the name Otto Graham is synonymous with winning. The Browns dominated the league from the mid-1940s to early 1950s because of this all-time great. Graham’s winning percentage of 81.0% as a starting QB is still the NFL record.

Bernie Kosar: One of the most popular to play for the Browns, Kosar is known for his hard work and toughness that earned him four division titles and three championship berths.

Brian Sipe: Arguably the most exciting quarterback to play for the team, he became the leader of the “Kardiac Kids,” dubbed so because of their comeback victories. He won the league MVP back in 1980 and holds the team record in passing with 23,713 yards.

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