Remember when Cleveland drafted Cody Kessler in third round and Coach Hue Jackson said, “You have to trust me on this one.”
At the same time I said I did not trust Jackson. And today the Browns traded Kessler to the Jaguars for a conditional seven-round pick, to make room for Sam Darnold or some other rookie QB.
Should we trust Jackson with Darnold? To be fair, I’ve heard Jackson was not the one who wanted to draft Kessler. But if that is true, he did not need to go overboard with the “trust me” comment. Just say you liked Kessler. That would have been hard enough for me.