Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was on ESPN’s Get Up and said he was ‘all in’ on the Cleveland Browns chances to make the playoffs in 2019
Not since 2002 have the Cleveland Browns been in the postseason, but this year feels like it could be the one to finally end the drought. After already making huge strides in 2018, the Browns have made even more progress this offseason as they rebuild their franchise.
After finally landing a franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield, the Browns won seven games this past season, which was a far cry from their 0-16 campaign the year prior. Those wins came on the strength of their offense, but now they’ve added more weapons to the defense.
With those new additions, they’re getting more credit as contenders. In fact, they even have a former rival buying the hype as Ryan Clark, who spent eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was on ESPN’s Get Up and said he was “all in” on the Browns this year.
Clark said he put all his chips in that the Browns will make the playoffs and will win the AFC North. He was thrilled with the defense and said they can become something special.
He also praised the offense, saying that this is a team you need to be scared of. The former Pro Bowler also called Mayfield a ‘winner and difference maker’ while praising his leadership ability.
What’s interesting is people like Clark, who played the game, seem to be all about the way Mayfield leads this team. He has his critics with people such as Colin Cowherd chastising the former No. 1 pick for not being a vanilla quarterback with rehearsed answers, but those who have been in the trenches love his honesty and leadership.