Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett

Jackson rules out trading the No. 1 pick for QB

Hue Jackson told reporters at the owners meetings in Phoenix that the team is doing everything they can to find a quarterback, short of giving up the No. 1 overall pick

The quest continues.

Hue Jackson said the Browns are fully committed to find the team's quarterback, but he did say that he was not willing to give up the No. 1 overall pick for that player, whether that be Jimmy Garoppolo or whomever. 

“No," Jackson said to a group of reporters at the owners meetings in Phoenix. "I can tell you no on that one."

Jackson didn't rule out trading down or using the 12th overall pick as a chip in a trade, but said he expects to continue to search for the right player.

"Until we have the guy that we feel comfortable with, that will be the face of our franchise, play quarterback the way we want them to play, we're going to keep searching," Jackson said. "It doesn't mean you're going to always get it. I think we're going to keep on trying until we can get that guy. But if we can't, then we have to continue to coach the guys that we have. But there's all kind of ways to do this. I think we all know. There's the draft that's coming up. There's trade opportunities hopefully. I think we'll exhaust every opportunity as we move forward."

If the Browns do keep their top pick, most national draft experts expect them to select defensive end Myles Garrett from Texas A & M.


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