The Cleveland Browns have built a talented offense full of weapons, which has former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson giving high praise to the unit.
The Cleveland Browns offense has been reshaped into a unit that is expected to be a dynamic and explosive group. And it is highly likely it becomes the strength of the team as they attempt to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
The Browns front office has surrounded quarterback Baker Mayfield with several weapons. Whether it be at running back, wide receiver or tight end, Mayfield has a full arsenal of players who can make plays.
Because of the amount of weapons the Browns have, former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson believes Cleveland will have one of the top offenses in the NFL, even putting them into the same tier as the best offense from 2018.
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Johnson has been complimentary of the Browns over the past several months, including saying Antonio Callaway has the potential of being a top receiver in the NFL. That thought will be put on hold during the 2019 season because of Callaway’s four-game suspension.
Although the Browns won’t have Callaway to start the season, as well as running back Kareem Hunt who will serve an eight-game suspension, Cleveland’s offense still has game-breaker’s all over the offense.
Cleveland’s passing offense is expected to take a huge leap forward with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry as the top-two wide receivers on the depth chart. With Beckham becoming the No. 1 wide receiver who can make explosive plays all over the field, Landry will play in the slot more often, something that he excelled at during the start of his career. And with David Njoku expected to take his game to the next level and Rashard Higgins’ consistent hands and route running, the Browns have receivers who can make plays at all levels of the field.
But even with all of the potential for the Browns passing game, head coach Freddie Kitchens said the offense is still going to be a run-first offense. Nick Chubb emerged as one of the top young running backs in the NFL in 2018 due to his ability to make defenders miss and strength to run through tacklers, but still having the speed to outrun most defenders.
Once the Browns get Callaway and Hunt back from suspension, they will have an incredibly deep offense. With how much talent the Browns have on the offense, Johnson does have a good reason to believe Cleveland will have one of the top offenses in the NFL in 2019.