According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, current Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert could lose his job not because he wants to retain personnel control but because he didn't do or give enough for the team to land quarterback Robert Griffin III prior to this year's draft. Griffin ultimately went to the Washington Redskins after the team traded up with the St. Louis Rams to the No. 2 overall spot.
It's an interesting rumor (credited only to "a league source") that doesn't make complete sense. Neither current Browns owner Jimmy Haslam nor CEO Joe Banner were with the team at the time the Griffin bidding was going on, so neither could have directed Heckert to be more aggressive with their offer.
Further, to get Griffin, the Browns would have had to part with at least four first-round picks and perhaps more, which is a high price to pay for a quarterback who would have had a potentially stunted supporting cast.
If that's why Heckert goes, the new Browns management may be no better than the last.
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