With the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LIII, there ended up being several former members of the Cleveland Browns getting themselves a ring
The New England Patriots ended up winning Super Bowl LIII over the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13-3. While the Cleveland Browns may not have gotten anything for themselves in this victory, there were several former players who relished the win and got themselves a Super Bowl ring.
Out of the former Cleveland players on New England, the two most prominent were defensive tackle Danny Shelton and cornerback Jason McCourty — each player was traded to the Patriots earlier this year. Both were on the field quite often for the defense, with McCourty being the starting corner — and the first player to be on the field for a Super Bowl with his twin brother Devin who plays safety for the Pats.
McCourty even came up with a huge play as he broke up a deep pass to Brandin Cooks, who was initially wide open for a touchdown. L.A. quarterback Jared Goff was a little late with the pass, which allowed McCourty to race to the end zone and break up what would have been a go-ahead score. After that, the Rams had to settle for a field goal, but the game could have been different had McCourty not been there.
As for Shelton, he was inactive for much of the playoffs, but the big guy got his chance during the title game. He was credited with two tackles, one of which went for a loss. He made his impact felt as the Patriots defense as a whole slowed down a dangerous Rams rushing attack.
Also getting a ring was Brian Hoyer, the backup quarterback who was once a starter for Cleveland. He didn’t see any action but gets himself a title as the trusted backup to Tom Brady.
Another player getting a ring will be Josh Gordon. Although he’s suspended right now, Gordon did catch 40 passes for 720 yards for the Pats this season and will get some jewelry for being on the roster.
Congratulations to the Patriots for winning their sixth title, and especially to the former Browns who were able to taste the big win.