3. Tony Jefferson
Another former Raven, Tony Jefferson could want a chance at some revenge with the team that cut him too. After really coming into his own in Baltimore, he was let go by the organization after this past season.
Through three seasons, he started every game he was active for the Ravens, that being a total of 35 games. He saw a season-ending injury last year but could be ready to go for this season. The safety market is pretty barren, so the Browns might have to look past that injury. Plus, like Earl Thomas, Jefferson has spent a good amount of time practicing against the Ravens offense.
Of all of the available free agent safeties, Jefferson should have the most experience going up against Lamar Jackson, so he should have the best idea on how to stop him. If the Browns want a shot at winning the division this year, they’re going to need to be able to beat the Ravens.
This entire offseason has set up the Browns to be completely unprepared for this upcoming season, and they start the season off with the Ravens. Jefferson would at least have experience watching Jackson in practice and understanding what makes him so deadly. Little advantages like this are what the Browns could benefit from, especially as the matchup grows ever so closer.