How will the Cleveland Browns roster look in 2020?
The Cleveland Browns have one of the deepest rosters they’ve had in recent memory. Sure, it’s easy to shrug that off and say that’s been the case for the past couple of seasons — which has also been true.
Back in 2018, John Dorsey took over a frustratingly poor roster with the Browns and he decided to do a massive rebuild. He overhauled the majority of the roster as he got rid of overpriced veterans and went out of his way to find a quarterback.
The result was a 7-8-1 record that year which was a huge improvement on their 0-16 mark the prior season. However, Dorsey then headed in the wrong direction when he added even more talent ahead of the 2019 season but watched as the Browns limped to a 6-10 finish.
In the end, that campaign cost him his job and the biggest issue was clearly the move he made to hire Freddie Kitchens as the head coach. Kitchens was clearly not ready for such a big role and the team was never a cohesive unit.
For that reason, Kitchens was also let go after just one year and now Kevin Stefanski comes in as the new coach while Andrew Berry is serving as the new general manager. And so far, the results have been well received.
Stefanski is encouraging as the coach due to his propensity to run the ball, which is great considering they have Nick Chubb and Karem Hunt on the roster. It should be easier for them to do this too since Berry signed Jack Conklin and drafted Jedrick Wills to round out their offensive line.
The only question now is how all the pieces will fit together. We will start to get answers to that question now that training camp is underway, and we will also begin to see how the roster itself will end up looking.
Here we can try and predict that part as we look over the Cleveland roster and predict how things will look when the Browns cut their roster down to 55 — which is also a change with the league allowing two more roster spots, although the final two need to be practice squad eligible players assigned on a weekly basis.