3 Cleveland Browns who could be extended before 2021 season begins

Randy Gurzi
Dec 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) carries the ball during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 27, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) carries the ball during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /
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Wyatt Teller #77 of the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

2. Wyatt Teller, Guard

One of the more impressive moves John Dorsey made during his short tenure — and one of the more overlooked — was the addition of Wyatt Teller. A former fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, Teller was buried on the Buffalo Bills depth chart and Dorsey landed him and a seventh-round pick in exchange for a fifth and sixth-round selection.

Teller appeared in 15 games that season with nine starts and showed enough to be the full-time starter in 2020. He did miss five games due to injury but when he was on the field, Teller was not only the best lineman on the Browns, but he edged out Zack Martin as the top graded guard in the entire NFL.

He was named to the 2020 All-Pro Second-Team and had he played all 16 games, he likely would have been First-Team.

Now, Cleveland has to decide what they want to do going forward. Teller is entering the final season of his rookie deal and while he will make a lot of money this season, he will only drive his price up further should he have another stand-out season in 2021.

Perhaps it would be better to pay him now and see how many years they can lock him up for. Doing so would be costly, but it would make sure the line stays competitive for several more years — and we all remember how tough it was when the line was an issue.

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