For more than a decade, the Cleveland Browns have been a reliable stable for any and all NFL coverage. A sad-sack team that's ongoing futility made for an easy punch line. Part of that was the team's struggle to find a quarterback, usually a problem of its own making. But now the Browns seem to be on the upswing, hoarding draft picks and laying out a plan for the future. So who's our ready-made foil now?
The Chicago Bears.
Look no further than Chicago's quarterback room. Early in free agency, the Bears gave Mike Glennon a three-year, $45 million deal in the hopes that he can be their starter and a bridge to a yet-to-be-defined something better. On Friday morning, they made their latest QB addition official, announcing that Mark Sanchez would be wearing a Bears uniform this season.
Beyond Sanchez and Glennon, they have David Fales and Connor Shaw on the roster too. As Adam Schefter notes, the Bears are now unlikely to draft a quarterback this year.
That assessment might be a little premature. Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer scored a private interview with the Bears after his pro day this week ... all because he wore a "Chicago" band t-shirt.
Still, we're a long way from that being an actuality, and until further notice, Chicago’s bridge to the future now looks more like a bridge to nowhere.