The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at the 5-year extension for chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta
There was some big news this weekend when the Cleveland Browns signed Nick Chubb to a three-year extension. Locking up the dominant running back was huge for their play on the field but they even did so without really breaking the bank.
It was also not the only extension the team signed this weekend. Not long before the Chubb news broke, Cleveland announced a five-year extension for Paul DePodesta, who is serving as the chief strategy officer.
His importance might not be seen as easily on Sundays as Chubb’s is, but DePodesta is still a major part of their success. And he’s going to be around a lot longer.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“DePodesta came to the Browns out of Major League Baseball which created quite a stir at the time. DePodesta and Sashi Brown, then-general manager, ushered in a strong analytics bent to the Cleveland organization.”"
He’s not only one of the few people to be carried over from the Sashi Brown regime, but DePodesta also lasted beyond John Dorsey. He’s incredibly well-respected and the Browns are lucky to not only have him in their front office but to also have him locked up for another five years.
"“Donovan Peoples-Jones continues to step up with other receivers idle, and Jadeveon Clowney is helping Jedrick Wills Jr. get his gameface on for the season.”"
DPJ is a player we at Dawg Pound Daily have been high on. He can make all the plays and with other receivers not suiting up, he could really leap up the depth chart.
Plenty of teams lately have regretted giving their star running backs an extension but those teams didn’t have something the Browns have — Kareem Hunt. While Chubb remains the lead dog, Hunt is capable of sharing the load which will limit the abuse Chubb takes, making it more likely this contract works out for everyone involved.
It would be hard to make American football a spot in the Olympics, but if they did, the Browns could have a few players suited up to represent their country.