The Cleveland Browns have a talented roster heading into 2020. Here’s a breakdown of the 10 best players.
Beginning with general manager John Dorsey, the Cleveland Browns have begun accumulating talent that did exist for much of the era since the Browns returned in 1999. Even with a talented roster, in the last two seasons, a losing culture has been too much to overcome. An injury here and there coupled with below-average coaching made the Browns one of the most disappointing teams in 2019.
What’s different now you may ask? While it’s yet to be determined, it feels like a new level of professionalism from general manager Andrew Berry who replaced Dorsey at the beginning of 2020 and new head coach Kevin Stefanski. There is something about a head coach in a suit compared to the same hoodie every week that makes a fan feel better.
Even with a talented roster, the Browns have only accumulated 13 wins in the last two seasons. With a lack of success, the Browns have only had five pro-bowlers selected in the last two seasons (more have been alternatives), one of which made it both years (Jarvis Landry).
Denzel Ward, Myles Garrett, and Landry all made it in 2018, but Ward and Garrett both took a step back in 2019 with a suspension and injury. Nick Chubb and Landry were the only two players to make it last season, with many of Landry’s stats coming in garbage time.
Berry was quick to bring in even more talent to the Browns roster and after the disappointing 2019 record, look for the entire team to be highly motivated in 2020. Many of the offensively skilled position players have begun workouts in Austin, TX, and participation at voluntary virtual workouts has been strong so far.
The Browns will be vastly improved from last season but are still at least a season away from competing for the Lombardi Trophy. With the Baltimore Ravens inside the division and the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers still loaded with talent, a playoff birth and first-round win would be incredible.
Check out below as I break down the 10 best players on the Browns current roster. Make sure to comment if anyone was left out.