Cleveland Browns top-five free agent signings in franchise history
By Clay Goodwin
3. J.C. Tretter, Center
Cente, J.C. Tretter was brought to Cleveland in 2017 after starting his career with the Green Bay Packers. Tretter has played and started in all 48 games since then. He has been a true anchor in the middle of the offensive line.
Tretter has quietly become one of the best centers in football. Despite not getting any Pro Bowl or All-Pro honors, he has been incredibly consistent. The Browns rewarded him for that with an extension this season for three years, worth $32.5 million.
Zeitler could have taken this spot from Tretter, but because Tretter is still part of the team and has signed an extension, he claims No. 3 on this list.
Consistent line play has not come easy for the Cleveland Browns in recent past. Tretter has given the Browns a stable body in the middle. Unfortunately, his play is often overlooked due to poor tackle play and pressure on the quarterback. Browns fans need to appreciate Tretter and his talent in the middle of the trenches, because he can really play.
Hopefully this offseason, the Browns can add some more talent on the line to complement Bitonio and Tretter. Look for another solid season out of J.C. Tretter.