It has been over one year since the Cleveland Browns have won a game, and all the positives since then have been moves that came off the field.
While yesterday's news surrounding the Cleveland Browns focused on the team's 2017 game in London, fans may have missed out on an important anniversary.
Yesterday was the one-year mark since the Browns last won a game. December 13, 2015 saw the Browns pick up a victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the same team the Browns are currently fighting with for the number one pick in the 2017 Draft. The term "fighting" may give too much credit to the effort of both teams.
The team was led by Johnny Manziel back then, which seems like ages ago based on the amount of quarterbacks to play for the Browns in 2016.
The fact the win came over the 49ers is nothing to celebrate, but fans would certainly take any type of win this season. At least a single win would give fans something to be happy about, yet the team has not even been able to do that with only three games remaining.
Much of what made fans happy in 2016 came in the offseason, at a time when optimism reigns supreme for Browns fans on an annual basis.
The lack of a victory has Browns fans grasping for something to be happy about, so let's look at five things that happened in 2016 that gave fans hope for a brighter future. Unfortunately, none of these happened during the actual season.