5 potential future Hall of Famers on the Cleveland Browns 2021 roster

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) salutes the fans on his way back to the locker room after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal]Browns 22
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) salutes the fans on his way back to the locker room after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal]Browns 22 /
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Oct 11, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive guard Joel Bitonio (75) is introduced before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Joel Bitonio

Conklin’s greatness has been recognized twice now, but Joel Bitonio has gone unappreciated by the rest of the league for his entire career. He’s been nothing but good to great as a Brown, and seems to get better each season, but hasn’t been voted an All-Pro yet. He’s made the last three Pro Bowls, but that doesn’t matter.

Bitonio will turn 30 this season and has no more guaranteed money on his contract. His future with the Browns is somewhat cloudy, but the team won’t just get rid of an elite guard for the sake of change. The chances of both Bitonio and Wyatt Teller making big bucks are low, but replacing both at the same time isn’t a good idea.

It’s incredibly difficult for a guard to receive the recognition needed to make the Hall of Fame, and Bitonio is at a 23.2 on the HOF monitor at the moment, while Jahri Evans has a 91.63. Bitonio probably deserves to get there, but it doesn’t look like that will end up happening, unfortunately.

A spot in the Browns Ring of Honor is practically a guarantee, but the team needs to get him a playoff win (and much more) before retirement even becomes a passing thought.

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