Not every player improves every season. With that being the case, here are three Cleveland Browns who could take a step backward in the 2020 NFL Season
There’s a lot of hope in northeast Ohio this coming season as the Cleveland Browns have put together an impressive roster. Already possessing a lot of skill players, new general manager Andrew Berry did his best to shore up both sides of the line of scrimmage.
These additions should make life easier for Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, and the rest of the stars on the team as they look for their first winning season since 2007. However, there’s no guarantee that everyone is going to step up their game in 2020.
With that being said, we look at the three most likely players to take a step back this coming season for the Cleveland Browns.
Notable Omission: Austin Seibert, Kicker
After a dreadful kicking season in 2018, the Browns decided to make an investment at the placekicker position. They used a fifth-round pick on Oklahoma’s Austin Seibert, who was solid for the Sooners but was also criticized as a draft pick due to his lack of long kicks for the high-powered offense in Oklahoma.
As a rookie, Seibert started out struggling in the preseason but then got rolling. In all, he was 25-of-29 on field goals for a respectable 86.2 percent. He did have some issues though as he was 30-of-35 on extra points, which was less than ideal.
In the NFL, sophomore slumps can be a real thing and that could end up causing some hiccups for Seibert. He worked through those last year and could again this season, which is why he’s just a mention and not one of the top three on this list.