3 worst contracts for the Cleveland Browns in 2021
The Cleveland Browns have done a good job at managing their contracts, but these three deals stick out as bad ones for the 2021 season.
It’s been years since the Cleveland Browns even signed a long-term deal worth big money. For one, no one wanted to play for the Browns because they were such a disaster. And two, the team couldn’t draft anyone worth keeping.
In year two of Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski, the Browns are finally in a position where thinking about long-term deals is a real thing. For as much hate as John Dorsey gets, he does deserve credit for landing Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward, and Nick Chubb (along with a few others).
We saw last week the Browns got a deal done with Chubb that I never dreamed would happen. I went into this season thinking Chubb would be gone because his asking price would be just too much. But a 3-year, $36 million deal with $20 million guaranteed was a win/win for both sides.
In the next 12 months, things won’t get any easier for the front office. The Browns will have multiple players whose contracts are up, including Mayfield and Ward who will both be eligible for their first major deal in the NFL. Cleveland also has a few veterans coming out of their prime they will have to find the best way to handle.
The front office has been on fire lately, but we can’t turn a blind eye to the few bad contracts that remain on the roster. Keep reading to see the three worst contracts on the roster for the 2021 season and find out what the Browns may be able to do to get out of them.