NFL News has been slow but these Cleveland Browns rumors won’t go away
With a new coaching staff and general manager in 2020, the Cleveland Browns have many unanswered questions. Unfortunately, most wouldn’t believe that the biggest question this season is whether or not there will there be a season in 2020. With COVID-19 making a comeback in many larger cities, there is reason to believe the start of the offseason and regular season could be delayed.
General manager Andrew Berry got busy quickly and brought in multiple free agents on offense and defense that appear to be day one starters. While there is some concern about gelling if face to face meetings and practices are limited, fans are still expecting a big season.
With most organizations, new coaching staff and general manager means a complete rebuild. Luckily for the Browns, they have a very talented roster, but a dysfunctional locker room last season kept that from accruing victories. The Browns have multiple young franchise pieces on both sides of the ball that should help first-year head coach Kevin Stefanski be set up for early success in Cleveland.
While it appears that Berry has full decision-making authorities, it will certainly be interesting to see how the relationship between he and chief strategist Paul DePodesta goes. DePodesta has been with the Browns for over four seasons and it appears owner Jimmy Haslam trusts him. Many believed some general manager candidates would shy away from the Browns with fear that DePodesta would be given too much power.
So far it has been smooth sailing with the staff and most Browns fans have their hopes as high as ever. With a much friendlier schedule in 2020 vs. 2019, the club has a real shot at making the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
As the season nears there becomes less and less of a chance of trades or the addition of free agents. Most of the top players have been picked through and the cap space is already maxed out. The Browns appear to have a complete roster, but there are still three rumors that keep popping up in the news.