What is that famous principle where anything that can go wrong will go wrong?
It's called Murphy's Law, but it might as well be renamed to the Cleveland Browns after they once again botched another chance at acquiring a quarterback that could have lifted them (at least a little bit) from the embarrassment of another failed season.
As the story goes, the Browns were oh so close to making a trade for what feels like their 100th quarterback in the past five years, but the deal never was finalized
Bengals and Browns actually agreed to AJ McCarron trade at 3:55 pm, per source involved. Bengals approved trade to NFL, Browns did not.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2017
So what in the world happened and why did this become a close call that never was?
Grossi says that apparently the Browns were celebrating their trade and forgot to call in the deal before the deadline...— Aaron Goldhammer (@HammerNation19) October 31, 2017
Oh, please say it ain't so Cleveland. Not only is this further throwing salt in the wound, but what does this near miss say about your confidence in your recent draft pick, DeShone Kizer?
The Browns fucking up the trade with Cincinnati also tells Kiser he’s not the answer there. Great job guys— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 31, 2017
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller was so angry with the Brown's ineptitude that he misspelled Kizer's name out of pure anger.
With the way this whole craziness went down, perhaps McCarron is lucky this trade fell through anyway.
AJ McCarron, when he found out he was going to be traded to the Browns, but the Browns didn’t get the trade in on time: pic.twitter.com/RjDcuyIpMf— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) October 31, 2017
Just completely irresponsible. Congrats Browns, you can now a