The Cleveland Browns and General Manager John Dorsey seemed committed to trading for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and drafting a quarterback with one of their two first round selections. The Browns reportedly made a trade offer for Smith before he was dealt to the Washington Redskins. In the days to follow, the team announced the addition of draft consultant Scot McCloughan. Was the timing of the move an indicator of Cleveland's interest in free agent quarterback to-be Kirk Cousins? McCloughan was in Seattle when Washington drafted Cousins. However, he spent two seasons in the nation's capital with the Michigan State product. The 'not special' comments towards Cousins made last month have had some context added to them that should ease the concerns of Browns fans. The timing of Cleveland's announcement is interesting. It came just days after their believed Option A (Smith) was no longer on the market, which meant that the team had to re-develop their strategy for free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft.