5. The Perfect Run
Honestly, though, does anyone actually expect the Dawg Pound to win it all this year? Almost certainly not. While the Browns do not have the worst Super Bowl odds in the NFL, they are set in the bottom half of the league.
If anything, just making the playoffs with this team would bring massive hope to the franchise and the city of Cleveland. It might even help head coach Hue Jackson keep his job, a task that seems impossible for Jackson right now.
Should the Browns make the playoffs, though, they’ll need a bit of magic to make it to New Orleans for the big game. In fact, they might need a little bit of perfection in order to go all the way in 2019.
Just looking at the talent around the NFL, there are so many stacked teams just waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy. The Eagles, the reigning Super Bowl champions, will already be massively better next season just by getting their starting quarterback back in the mix.
The Browns, in all likelihood, just don’t have the firepower needed to compete with the league’s top dogs. They need to play mistake-free, perfect football, in order to even sniff the Super Bowl this year.
But, that doesn’t mean that the Browns can’t continue to build their roster into a Super Bowl-worthy one in the next couple of years. And who knows? Maybe they could surprise us this year, somehow, someway bringing the Lombardi Trophy to the shores of Lake Erie. And if not, hey, there’s always next year.