3 Reasons why Cleveland Browns offense will be top-10 in 2020

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2. There are elite players at three separate skill-positions

Whenever an offense wants to even dream of being in the top-10, they need to have their share of elite playmakers. For the Cleveland Browns, they have more than their fair share of that.

This offense is loaded with elite talent, so much so that every skill position on this side of the line of scrimmage has at least one player who falls in this category. At running back, they have two with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

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Chubb finished 2019 as the No. 2 back in the NFL with 1,494 yards on the ground. This came after he just missed the four-digit mark as a rookie, recording 996 yards in his first season. Chubb has also improved as a receiver for the Browns, something he rarely did with the Georgia Bulldogs, as he has 427 yards on 56 catches in two seasons.

Behind him is Kareem Hunt, who led the NFL with 1,327 yards as a rookie in 2017. He was released after 11 games in 2018 by the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland took a risk signing him. So far, it seems to have paid off as Hunt has been a good teammate and recorded 37 receptions in just eight games last season.

This isn’t the only area where Cleveland has two elite stars either as they feature Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry at wide receiver. Each had over 1,000-yards passing in 2019 and that was considered a bad year for Beckham.

Austin Hooper was signed this offseason as well, giving them an elite player at tight end to round things out. Hooper is the highest-paid player at his position and he deserves that pay considering the way he can make defenses pay in the passing game, while also still doing his share as a blocker in the run game.