3 Players that benefit from Cleveland Browns recent departures
With head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey departing, these three Cleveland Browns players are the ones who will benefit most
Anytime a team makes significant changes, there’s usually some frustration among the fanbase. That’s even truer in the case of the Cleveland Browns as their fans feel as though they have been in a two-decade-long rebuild ever since they returned to the NFL in 1999.
And after a disappointing 2019 season, they’re once again suffering through a regime change as head coach Freddie Kitchens was fired and general manager John Dorsey and the team “mutually agreed” to part ways.
With them both gone, the Browns are again looking for new guidance. They’re currently working through their head coaching list with chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta leading the search.
Once they find that coach, they will likely figure out who will build the roster. Some candidates, such as Josh McDaniels, could bring their own personnel guy with them. Others, like maybe Kevin Stefanski, might work with DePodesta serving in a GM role.
All this is speculation but what we do know is some players could improve with the departure of both Kitchens and Dorsey. Here we look at the top three players capable of improving with these changes, as well as one possible benefactor — should he decide to come back.
Potential Benefactor: Rashard Higgins
The question with Rashard Higgins is whether or not he will be with the Browns next season. During training camp, Higgins looked to be the third-best wide receiver on the roster. However, once the season began, he was on the sidelines for the majority of the team’s offensive snaps.
His lack of involvement could lead to Higgins leaving during free agency, but if a new coach comes in and convinces him to stay, Higgins could finally reach his full potential.
Higgins has become a fan favorite and showed his worth in a Week 10 win over Buffalo where he caught the game-winning touchdown. After that, he was rarely heard from which was incredibly frustrating. A new coach could get him back on the field, which would be good for Higgins and the team.