The Cleveland Browns have put in a lot of work this offseason in trades, free agency, coaching hires, and the draft. How does each aspect grade out?
This offseason was a big one for the Cleveland Browns. There have been many changes with the move for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. taking center stage. That move cost them a first and third round pick, as well as starting safety Jabrill Peppers, but it landed them a legitimate superstar who can open up the entire offense.
His ability on the field is what causes OBJ to be the center of attention for the Browns as fans patiently await the 2019 season. However, that was just one of many moves made by general manager John Dorsey.
In just his second offseason with the club, he’s completely overhauled the roster which is unrecognizable from the 0-16 club he inherited at the end of 2017. That has people talking about them as contenders in the AFC North.
Of course, the biggest change is that Dorsey finally got the quarterback right. After years of trying, Cleveland finally has someone they believe in as Baker Mayfield was 6-7 as a starter but also led them to another win when he came in to relieve an injured Tyrod Taylor in a Week 3 contest against the New York Jets.
With Mayfield in place, Dorsey and company went out to build a new coaching staff while also stockpiling talent around the second-year quarterback. Now with the majority of the offseason behind us, we look back and grade each facet where they attempted to improve the team.