Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Former Cleveland Browns running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown thinks the thinks the team is on the right track in its preparation for the upcoming season.
Brown, an eight-time NFL rushing champion and 1971 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, said the Browns are heading in the right direction, thanks to owner Jimmy Haslam’s desire to bring a championship team to Cleveland.
“We have Jimmy Haslam and he’s a dynamic leader, and a guy who wants to bring a championship here at all cost,” Brown said according to cleveland.com. “We haven’t had an owner like that, now we have that leadership.”
Brown added that the competition between Brian Hoyer and whichever quarterback the Browns select in next week’s NFL Draft could ignite the franchise and the fan base even more.
Brown said he would be comfortable with Hoyer at quarterback if the job fell to him again.
“Hoyer is a sleeper,” Brown said. “That youngster can play, and he’s got a great attitude. He’s a little guy that brings a big heart and some really nice skills.”
When asked about whom the Browns will draft, Brown said he feels Sammy Watkins could be the choice at No. 4 if he’s available, and also mentioned Teddy Bridgewater as a potential candidate.