Despite having a quarterback situation that’s become a tragic comedy, the Browns haven’t spent a top-15 draft pick on a quarterback since selecting Tim Couch first overall in 1999. And even when they have taken a QB in Round 1, the pick has been a disaster (see: Weeden, Brandon and Manziel, Johnny).
I threw everything I had at him, Robertson said. He just won today.
Toronto has hit at least one home run in each of its first four games. It’s the first time the Blue Jays have done that since 2011, when they homered in five straight to begin the season.
With Toronto trailing 4-3, Russell Martin hit a leadoff single against Robertson and went to third on a one-out double by Aledmys Diaz. One out later, New York chose to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Smoak, who worked the count full before his shot to center field.
Manning also previously declined ESPN’s offer to replace Jon Gruden as the lead color commentator on Monday Night Football.
With Manning out of the picture, Fox will now have to shift its search elsewhere.
Marchand reported Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen—who called a game for Fox last season—could be an option. However, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport spoke to sources March 16 who said Olsen is committed to playing next season.
If that winds up being the case, NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner, former Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas and former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer should find themselves in the running, per Marchand.
It would be a bit of a surprise if Veldheer was totally toast, given that he will be only 31 in June, but he has been in dramatic decline for three consecutive seasons. It’s no surprise that the Cardinals wanted to move him, in lieu of paying him nearly $7 million this upcoming season, although it would have been far more helpful if Arizona had been able to move his salary before free agency.