As we enter the most vital offseason since 1999, we look at the 3 kings who could bring the Cleveland Browns to the playoffs and beyond in the coming years.
A true king is a mighty leader, equal parts fierce ferocity and pragmatism. In Cleveland, we know something about kings. Jim Brown, a name that when spoken exudes greatness. You would be hard-pressed to find a soul in the football world who doesn’t believe he’s the greatest running back of all time. He’s a living legend ever-present in the Cleveland Browns organization.
Paul Brown, the man so great they named the damn team after him. One of the greatest minds in the history of the sport. So great, in fact, staples of his offenses still exist today. And let’s not forget about the thread the bore champions, Otto Graham.
Arguably the most successful quarterback of all time. He played 10 glorious seasons for the Browns in which they won seven league titles, appearing in the championship game every single year. Every. Single. Year.
Then there’s King James himself. The kid from Akron who not only brought Cleveland its first major sports championship since the 1964 Browns but put his city on the map off the court by building a school for underprivileged kids.
This is Cleveland. This is northeast Ohio. Football was born and perfected here. However, it’s been a long time since those triumphs. For the first time in a long time, there’s the hope of dominance.
2019 was cursed by injuries, bad coaching, and a vicious early schedule. 2020 is here and this is the year things change and they’ll do so because of the new monarchy, the three kings of Cleveland.