The Cleveland Browns are going all in on analytics. To match the Ivy League expertise of both Paul DePodesta and new head coach Kevin Stefanski, the Browns have hired Harvard product Andrew Berry as their GM.
The Cleveland Browns are aiming to be, if nothing else, the smartest decision-making team in the NFL.
In a search conducted by Paul DePodesta, one of the architects behind the Oakland Athletics' run in the early 2000s, the Browns hired two Ivy League candidates as their head coach and general manager.
On Monday afternoon, the Browns officially hired Eagles executive Andrew Berry as their general manager.
In addition to being named the general manager of the Browns, Berry will also take on the title of Executive Vice President, according to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot.
Berry comes from an organization in Philadelphia that has, in recent years, become one of the poster children for stability in the NFL. Now, Berry will try to bring both brotherly love and stability to Cleveland, where he worked originally from 2016-2018 under former general manager Sashi Brown.
During his time as director of player personnel, Berry was seen as one of the NFL's bright young minds, which inspired Eagles general manager Howie Roseman to hire him on as Vice President of Football Operations.
The 32-year-old Berry aligns perfectly with Cleveland's new analytics-driven vision for football. The trio of Berry, Stefanski, and DePodesta should be able to work in harmony.
At the very least, Jimmy and Dee Haslam should be hoping for the best with this new triumvirate at the helm.