As this past decade has wrapped up and a new year is upon us, let’s take a look back at the Cleveland Browns offensive All-Decade team.
The 2010s were an awful decade to be a Cleveland Browns fan, to say the least. With a 42-117-1 record over the past ten seasons, the Browns by far have had the worst decade record-wise in the NFL.
But that does not mean the Browns did not have some decent players. As the Browns try to re-write history over the course of this upcoming decade, let’s look back at some of the best players the Cleveland Browns had over these past ten seasons.
Quarterback: Baker Mayfield
The first overall selection of the 2018 NFL draft lived up to the hype during the 2018 campaign. Throwing for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns, Baker Mayfield had the Browns on the cusp of making the playoffs. Mayfield showed the accuracy and pocket awareness that Browns fans have not seen all decade long.
The 2019 season, however, was not as good. Throwing 21 interceptions compared to only 22 touchdowns, Mayfield certainly regressed during the 2019 season. None the less Mayfield was by far the most talented and durable QB we have seen wear a Browns uniform this past decade. Brian Hoyer was worth some consideration for a decent 2014 season.
Running Back: Nick Chubb
Another John Dorsey draft pick makes the list. Nick Chubb has had an excellent start to his NFL career having rushed for 2,490 yards and 16 scores during his first two seasons in the NFL. Chubb by far is the only Browns rusher this past decade to be a viable threat to take the ball to the house every time he touches it.
Isaiah Crowell and Peyton Hillis garnered some consideration here but in the end neither one of them put together two seasons in a row like Nick Chubb did in 2018 and 2019. This selection was not all that close.
Tight End: Gary Barnidge
“Big Play” Gary Barnidge won a close battle for this spot with Jordan Cameron. Barnidge gets the nod here for his stellar 2015 campaign in which he caught 79 receptions for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns. Barnidge then followed that season up with a 2016 season that saw him catch 55 balls for 612 yards. To the surprise of many, that was Barnidge’s last season in the NFL.