the Browns again. And this time Irving Fryar Jerseys 2019 , it cost them a quarterback. Failing to get the necessary paperwork to the NFL offices by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, Cleveland’s proposed deal to get Cincinnati quarterback AJ McCarron fell apart in the final minutes, the latest misstep for a team unable to solve its quarterback riddle. The teams had an agreement in place, sending McCarron to Cleveland for draft picks, but the required documentation – paperwork signed by both clubs – arrived in New York too late, said league spokesman Brian McCarthy. He did not provide any further detail about why the transaction wasn’t finalized. The Browns have spent much of the past two decades in a failed search to find their franchise quarterback. McCarron might not have been that answer either, but the 27-year-old could have provided leadership and another option while the team develops rookie DeShone Kizer, who has had an uneven first seven starts. The administrative glitch comes one day after the New England Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo – a quarterback on Cleveland’s radar for months – to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2018 second-round pick. The Browns, who have three second-round picks in next year’s draft, had previous discussions about Garoppolo but were unable to strike a deal. On top of that, Browns fans have had to watch Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson White James White Jerseys , two players the team could have drafted in the past two years, excel in Philadelphia and Houston, respectively, while Cleveland has gone 0-8 this season and 1-23 under coach Hue Jackson. Jackson’s history with McCarron is what drew the Browns toward the Bengals backup, who made three starts, including one in the playoffs, when Andy Dalton was injured in 2015. McCarron could have helped the Browns plug the gap while Kizer develops or until the team drafts another QB. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound McCarron has completed 66 percent of his passes for 854 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions with Cincinnati. Jackson’s future in Cleveland is uncertain as he Browns enter their bye week winless at the season’s halfway point for the second year in a row. He has been criticized for his handling of Kizer, who has been benched three times, as well as some head-scratching decisions during games. Cleveland’s front office, led by Sashi Brown James White Jerseys 2019 , is also under pressure as a plan to turn around the team has shown minimal progress. Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have professed patience, but it will be tested by the group’s inability to complete even a basic trade. — After a brief stint as the #2 team in the AFC, the New England Patriots overtook the Kansas City Chiefs and are back as the favorites to represent the conference in Super Bowl LIII, per oddsmaker Bovada.The Patriots have 5/2 odds (28.6%) of winning the conference, edging out the Chiefs with 11/4 odds (26.7%). The Los Angeles Chargers (8/1, 11.1%) rank third, while the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with 17/2 odds (10.5%). The Jacksonville Jaguars are the AFC South favorites with 9/1 odds (10.0%).The three other teams worth consideration are the Cincinnati Bengals with 16/1 odds (5.9%), Houston Texans with 18/1 odds (5.3%), and Miami Dolphins with 33/1 odds (2.9%).What these odds illustrate is that the AFC West is considered a top-heavy powerhouse between the Chiefs and Chargers (combined 37.8% chance of representing the conference), and the AFC South isn’t expected to make much noise in the postseason (Jaguars and Texans combine for a measly 15.3%).The AFC North’s three-team competition could ultimately prevent any of them from winning the AFC, as the odds of the Steelers White Dont’a Hightower Jersey , Ravens, or Bengals representing the conference (combined 26.9%) is less than the Patriots alone (28.6%). This is likely because the competition in the division could prevent any of the teams from earning a first round bye, making the road to the Super Bowl much more difficult.In fact, Bovada has odds for whether the Patriots and Chiefs will play each other in the AFC Championship Game set at 2/1 (33.3%), which is pretty high odds with so much time left in the season.Looking at the big picture, the Patriots have the second-best odds of winning Super Bowl LII at 6/1 (14.3%), trailing only the Los Angeles Rams (10/3; 23.1%). The Chiefs (7/1; 12.5%), New Orleans Saints (8/1; 11.1%), and Minnesota Vikings (12/1; 7.7%) round out the top five.