The Cleveland Browns are an absolute disaster. On Tuesday just before the NFL’s trade deadline, the Browns reportedly agreed to a deal to acquire Cincinnati Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron. Then, through sheer incompetence, they botched it.
The deal was reportedly consummated at 3:55 p.m. ET, just five minutes before the deadline. Great, right? Well, it is if you’re a competent organization. While the Bengals called the deal in to the NFL to approve it, the Browns somehow did not. They forgot to call the deal in to the league before the deadline, which nullified it.
It doesn’t get much worse than that as far as absolute incompetence goes. Here’s some more, as details on this seem to conflict from different sources:
This is unbelievable, in fact. Everyone who was involved with this deal should be fired immediately. It’s absolutely inexcusable. Even if the Browns weren’t solely at fault, they knew they were up against the clock, they wanted the player, and they should have made sure all the details were finished in time.
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*This post has been updated to include more information from other sources as to what happened.*