The Cleveland Browns and NBC’s The Office have much overlap. What player will be Michael Scott? Will Baker Mayfield be Dwight Schrute?
There’s no question that the Cleveland Browns have one of the most eccentric locker rooms in the NFL.
There’s also no question that the array of characters in NBC’s “The Office” are quite a unique bunch. Although one of the most popular Netflix binges takes place in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the characters are mostly comprised of Philadelphia sports fans, there’s enough overlap for this to make plenty of sense.
Infamously, an anonymous Browns player compared former head coach Hue Jackson to Michael Scott, a rather unfair assessment as Scott did operate the most successful branch at Dunder Mifflin.
To take it a step further, the Browns made a parody of The Office’s famous intro before the 2018 season. The gif of Myles Garrett dressed as Dwight Schrute is still widely overused on Twitter today. Since most of those guys are off the roster (I’m looking at you, Austin Corbett), I figured it’s time for a revamp.
Without further ado, I introduce to you, NBC’s The Office casted with players from the 2020 Cleveland Browns.
Dwight Schrute: Myles Garrett
The shredding meme lives on.
This one made too much sense. Dwight and Garrett are both extremely versatile, hard workers with unforeseen potential. They’re both willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win, which compensates for occasional recklessness.
Garrett has made it known publicly that former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams only allowed him to use two moves to get to the quarterback. A versatile, do-it-all guy by nature, Garrett’s practice believed that edge rushers win with a variety of moves. Aside from being a captain for the Browns defense, Garrett is also the player captain for Chris Long Foundation’s “Waterboys.”
Dwight shows similar versatility by not only being the top salesmen of the Scranton branch, but also assistant to the regional manager as well as building manager later in the series.
Both Dwight and Garrett have a bit of a reckless past, although both have certainly put those rougher days behind them. When Garrett swung Mason Rudolph‘s own helmet at him warranting an indefinite suspension, he had to prove to the league, and his own team, that he was worthy of a second chance.
Similarly, in “Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting Manager),” Dwight fires a rifle in the office while acting as a regional manager. In a similar fashion to Garrett meeting with Roger Goodell, Dwight had to meet with Jo Bennett to prove his intentions.