Entering this season, few would have thought that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi would be quarterback Brandon Weeden’s favorite target. Through two games, though, Massaquoi is the team’s leading receiver with 131 yards (with 90 of those yards coming on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals).
Though he has yet to score a touchdown, it is obvious that Massaquoi is the most comfortable receiver in this offense. He continues to get open on almost every drive, giving Weeden a reliable target when needed. His routes look better, he’s catching the ball with confidence, and he’s finally separating himself from the rest of the Browns’ wide receivers.
In other words, this is a very different Mohamed Massaquoi that we are watching.
Granted, the season is only two games old, but the difference in his play is simply that noticeable. As Weeden continues to mature in the offense, it becomes imperative that he finds some go-to targets. On the other side, sometimes all it takes for an embattled wide receiver to break out is a new quarterback.
As of now, Weeden and Massaquoi are certainly helping each other, and the Browns are benefiting from it.