The Cleveland Browns are getting a ton of love this offseason for their roster but a couple of fans are asking if this team is being overhyped
This offseason has been a fun one for Cleveland Browns fans since the franchise has been making one great move after another.
Not only did they land some great talent in free agency but they also got maximum value at just about every pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Put all that together and suddenly there are some very smart people claiming the Browns have the best roster in all of football this year.
But of course, this is the Cleveland Browns we are talking about. As much as we all want to believe this is all real, we have been fooled before. And that fear has led to some being a bit guarded — to the point that they are asking if this team is being overhyped.
Recently a couple of readers asked that very question to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com, and he was happy to give his take on the roster. Pluto did say that he still believes the best team in the AFC is the Chiefs but was incredibly complimentary of the team Andrew Berry has put together.
"“That said, the Browns are really … Really … REALLY … good! It would not be shocking if they indeed won the AFC. But I don’t see them as the favorite. What I like is they should be really good for the next few years with this front office/coaching staff/roster combination.” — Pluto on just how good the Browns can be this season."
It’s hard to argue too much on Pluto’s point about the Chiefs. This team has been to the Super Bowl two seasons in a row and they won it all following the 2019 season. Yes, we want to see this Browns team as superior but if we are being honest, the Chiefs are the gold standard that Berry and Kevin Stefanski are chasing.
It’s probably also a good thing to have a team to try and take down. Cleveland is looking up to Kansas City and knows that if they want to win it all, they have to be able to contend with this club.
And the best news is, they get their first chance to do just that in Week 1 as they head to Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the 2021 season.