The Cleveland Browns have a great roster heading into 2021 but that doesn’t mean everyone will live up to their contract, including these three players
Andrew Berry deserves a lot of credit for the work he has done with the Cleveland Browns over the past couple of offseasons.
He revamped the offensive line in 2020 and now in 2021, he has given the defense a face-lift. All the additions he’s made have the Browns being talked about as one of the most talented rosters in the entire NFL.
However, not every player will live up to their current contract status — which is just a reality in the NFL. Here are the three most likely Browns to underperform their salaries in 2021.
3. J.C. Tretter, Center
This is a tough one since J.C. Tretter has been one of the best players on the Browns offensive line. And it’s not as if they have a weak O-line. In fact, Cleveland has one of the best offensive lines in the entire league.
So why would Tretter trend in the wrong direction in 2021? Unfortunately, there are two reasons. One is age and two is durability. Sure, the durability one might sound crazy since he hasn’t missed a game since joining the Browns, but it hasn’t been smooth-sailing at all times for Tretter.
Over the past couple of years, he’s dealt with one injury after another — and he deserves all the praise in the world for pushing through and still playing. The thing is, Tretter turned 30-years old this offseason and it becomes even harder for players to push through the injuries when they pass that age.
It’s an unfortunate truth and while we all hope Tretter keeps proving us wrong, the odds are not in his favor.