NFL owners and the people they employ did something totally out of character this past draft cycle. They showed restraint. But will that discipline last in a league that places a premium on quarterbacks?
While Kenny Pickett might be the most “NFL-ready” of the rookie QB class, it would behoove the Steelers to not mistake a high floor for a sure thing, especially out of the gate, when they have two other reasonable options.
With great expectations come great scrutiny. And if this high-stakes gamble on Deshaun Watson backfires, Browns HC Kevin Stefanksi will likely pay the price for not meeting expectations -- whether Watson is on the field or not.