Here are three things the Cleveland Browns must get done this month.
With COVID-19 cases returning, there is more and more questions of if the NFL season will happen, and if it does, what restrictions will there be? The Cleveland Browns have a revamped roster with a new head coach and general manager. Unfortunately, the Browns could be at a disadvantage in 2020 with a limited offseason and a lot of new faces, but Kevin Stefanski has made it clear that won’t be an excuse.
What will the 2020 season hold for the Browns? After a disappointing 2019, fans are more eager than ever to put a winning squad on the field. A disappointing regression by Baker Mayfield and the entire offense plagued the entire 2019 season. Much of the blame last season should be attributed to an overwhelmed head coach Freddie Kitchens, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done by Stefanski and staff.
Unfortunately, the culture in Cleveland has become a losing one, and that appears to be the toughest thing to change since the early struggles of returning in 1999. Just once it would be great if the Browns could catch a break or get lucky, but those are things that come once you build a winning culture. To this point, the professionalism and leadership of both Andrew Berry and Stefanski are off the charts and noticed by fans. The Browns went from “whoopty-hell” and hoodies to suites and Ivy League degrees.
At this point, the roster is likely 95 percent complete. There are still a few remaining free agents, plus there will be a few late veteran cuts before the final roster deadline. While the Browns still have a few holes or question marks left, it appears to be an extremely competitive roster. The Browns do have a substantial amount of cap space remaining in 2020 should they want to make another addition.
In the next month, the Browns should be focused on getting three things finalized before the preseason starts in August.