The Browns tried to get in on an unusually busy NFL trade deadline by making a somewhat inexplicable deal with the Bengals for backup QB A.J. McCarron. They weren’t even able to pull that off, according to Adam Schefter:

Out of the three possible options—Browns make trade, Browns don’t make trade, Browns almost make trade—this is the worst. Now rookie DeShone Kizer, who has thrown three TDs to 11 picks and has already been benched once, knows that the team wanted to replace him, but couldn’t.