"To be fair to Robert, he's young in his career in terms of his development as a quarterback,'' Brown said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "We will develop him over time. He's under contract here two years, but we don't look at it as certainly just a two-year venture or a week-to-week venture.
"This is something we're going to have to stick by him, put the right pieces around him and help him learn how to play that position as well. So it's not a short-term kind of look at him.''
"Both sides should be excited (about the trade),'' said Brown. "They went out and got a quarterback that was highly touted that has a lot of ability and potential, and we were able to position ourselves to not only get a wide receiver that we covet but also acquire some additional draft picks and build for the future. As I've said before, it's a decision that both franchises have to make.
"It was a fair trade, it was a good trade for both sides and people love to judge them on the back end. The reality is you have to judge them at the time you have to make the decision and we both felt good. Howie (Roseman) is a good friend and excellent manager of his team and look forward to seeing what Carson develops into, and what our side of the trade turns into as well.''
Too many people try to decide who "won" a trade right away. We won't know how the moves will ultimately shake out for each team for years to come. Sunday's tilt is merely one step in the journey.