INDIANAPOLIS — Attention, Mike Maccagnan: If you’re looking to trade up to draft a quarterback, the Browns may be willing to do business.
Armed with the first and fourth overall picks, Browns general manager John Dorsey said he’s ready to listen to offers for either or both choices. Even though Dorsey himself is looking for a quarterback, he’s leaving all options available.
“My door is wide open,” Dorsey said Thursday at the Scouting Combine. “If somebody wants to come up and talk to me about a trade, I’m willing to trade. But I’m also going to do what’s best for this organization, and I will do that.”
The Jets have the sixth overall pick and could be in the market for a quarterback, especially if they can’t land coveted free agent Kirk Cousins. Several team executives here have indicated the Vikings appear to be the front-runners for Cousins, who hasn’t been retained by the Redskins. The Jets are believed to be ready to make a lucrative offer for Cousins, but the Vikings are in better position to win a championship if Cousins decides he wants to go to a team ready to win now.
Maccagnan said Wednesday he’s willing to trade his own No. 6 pick, and that means potentially moving up or down. If he’s ready to move up, Dorsey is ready to listen.
“Any good general manager wants to field phone calls from his peers,” Dorsey said. “That’s why I say, ‘Hey, guys, just give me a call and see what’s up.’ ”