Andrew Berry’s 5 best moves this offseason for the Cleveland Browns
This was a busy offseason for the Cleveland Browns, to say the least. Following a frustrating 6-10 campaign, they again had to revamp the entire front office and coaching staff as they parted with general manager John Dorsey as well as head coach Freddie Kitchens.
A long search ended in the hiring of Kevin Stefanski as the new coach and then they decided on Andrew Berry as the new GM. Those moves will have the most impact on how this season goes as we saw in 2019 that unprepared coaching can ruin a talented team.
With that being said, we won’t be looking at the hiring of Berry and Stefanski here in a ranking of the top five offseason moves by the Browns, but instead, we will look at the moves made by those two that were the most impressive.
And the good news is, they made some solid decisions which is why we even have to touch on a couple of moves that didn’t crack the top five.
Notable omissions: Karl Joseph, Andrew Billings moves
Cleveland did a great job filling the majority of their needs ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, which kept them from having to reach anywhere. That was evident in a couple of signings, such as when they landed safety Karl Joseph and nose tackle Andrew Billings.
Safety was a sore spot for the Browns after releasing Morgan Burnett and not re-signing Damarious Randall. They made sure to at least have some capable starting options as they signed Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo, with Joseph being the bigger name of the two.
They also shored up their run defense, which was one of the worst in the league in 2019, by signing Andrew Billings. The former Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle isn’t going to rack up huge stats but his ability to clog up running lanes is going to be huge for this defense. These moves will be huge for them, but they just miss out on the top five, which we now dive into.