It’s not known what kind of offer the Browns made for Kelly, who earned a base salary of $2.8 million last season at Oregon and has five years left on his contract.
Kelly’s high-octane, hurry-up offense has raised his profile and made the Ducks, with their splashy array of colorful Nike uniforms, more than a curiosity. Several NFL teams, including New England and Washington, are using elements of Kelly’s schemes.
The Browns were intrigued enough to see if they could work something out with Kelly.
But in the end, they detected he wasn’t ready.
They were right.
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