Cleveland Browns top-five free agent signings in franchise history
By Clay Goodwin
With free agency coming around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the best additions the Cleveland Browns have made in free agency.
Free agency is right around the corner and the Cleveland Browns have an opportunity to bring in some talented players to add to their unit. In this article though, we are going to focus on the top free agent signings in the history of the Browns and how they contributed to Browns’ teams.
There have been some talented players added to the Browns via free agency in the past who have given Cleveland valuable years. Some have been big splashes and stealing players from rival teams while some have been more subtle, but valuable nonetheless.
Here is a look at the five best free agent signings by the Browns in franchise history, but we’ll also take a look at an honorable mention signing.
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Honorable mention: Kareem Hunt, Running Back
Kareem Hunt was signed last offseason and it is entirely too early to put him on this list, but his ability in itself is worth an honorable mention. Hunt had been released from the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2018 season and was about to serve a suspension. Then Cleveland Browns general manager, John Dorsey, was willing to sign Hunt, as he was the one who drafted Hunt in Kansas City.
In his rookie season, he led the league in rushing yards with 1,327 yards and added eight touchdowns. He added to that dominant season with another strong start in 2018 before being released. In just 11 games, he had over 800 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. Possibly even more impressive, in those two seasons he had over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns receiving.
In 2019, he only played eight games for the Browns coming off suspension, but he gave a glimpse of the talent and versatility he brings to the team. With an entire offseason and a new offensive system to fit into, he could really complement fellow back, Nick Chubb.
Now into the top-five free agent signings in Browns team history.