According to ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi, the Browns "never seriously considered" signing Matt Flynn and "never seemed all-in" on Robert Griffin III.
Flynn was viewed as undersized with a "popgun arm" similar to Colt McCoy, while RGIII was "also too small" and "too eager to show how fast he could run." Grossi believes the Browns pursued Griffin "just enough to say they tried." The Browns also reportedly soured on Ryan Tannehill because his "maturity as a quarterback and field leader were so lacking that he turned them off in personal interviews." As far as we know, the front office was never smitten with Flynn or Tannehill. They claimed to make a strong offer for RG3. This report smacks of a desperate franchise going overboard to convince their fan base that Brandon Weeden is the answer.