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Kyle Shanahan wanted Garoppolo or Carr when Browns drafted Manziel

Kyle Shanahan wanted Garoppolo or Carr when Browns drafted Manziel
Published On: Fri, Feb 03
Jun 17, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) talks to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during minicamp at Falcons Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Shanahan admitted at the Super Bowl Thursday that he really liked Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo coming out in 2014 when he was offensive coordinator of the Browns, and a source said he had him ranked right behind Derek Carr on his QB list.

But the Browns traded up in the first round and took Johnny Manziel No. 22 instead -- despite the fact Shanahan, now the Falcons' offensive coordinator, was not in favor of drafting him or Teddy Bridgewater.

"They had me look at every quarterback and evaluate every quarterback,'' he said at the Super Bowl Thursday. "That's everywhere. They ask you to evaluate everyone and you give grades and you tell people who you want and you wait to see what happens."

Is the report true that he really liked Garoppolo, who's about to become the hottest QB commodity of the off-season?

"Yes, I did,'' he said.

Disregarding Shanahan's opinion on such vital matters was one of the reasons he asked to be let out of his Browns contract after that season. He wasn't on the same page with general manager Ray Farmer, who takes responsibility for drafting Manziel. Farmer violated league rules and texted assistants during games to complain about Shanahan's playcalling and use of personnel.

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