The Cleveland Browns sound quite satisfied with the progress of their latest reboot, thank you very much.
In fact, it seems they might even feel the Philadelphia Eagles, who acquired the No. 2 pick in last month’s draft from Cleveland at quite a hefty expense, have put them ahead of schedule.
“I was a little surprised we got as much as we did,” Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown said at the club’s Fan Fest on Saturday, per The Plain Dealer, “but some hard negotiating and (vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry) was a big help in that, keeping me at bay and not pulling the trigger too soon.
“We were able to come away with what should be the foundation of the championship team that we’re going to build.”
A big assumption considering the Browns and Eagles have combined to win zero Super Bowls in their lengthy histories. The franchises are currently mapping divergent approaches to a long-awaited championship (the Browns last won the NFL title in 1964, two years before the first Super Bowl; the Eagles’ last championship came in…