The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including the offense already being praised as elite
Heading into the 2021 season, the Cleveland Browns have quite the luxury on offense — all 11 starters are returning. And after that offense carried a rough defense to 11 wins and a playoff victory, it’s understandable why that generates some excitement.
And it’s not just those around the team who are impressed. Chad Porto of Factory of Sadness wrote about the love they’re receiving, saying Pro Football Focus has them in the top tier of offenses in the league.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“The Browns appear to be among the best offenses in the NFL, at least according to PFF, who put the Browns in their Tier 1 division.”"
Porto said that the one thing that seems to hold the ranking back for the Browns is Baker Mayfield — and Cleveland fans have grown accustomed to him being doubted. He adds that PFF isn’t as harsh on him as some other outlets but they believe this can be one of the best offenses in the league if he reaches his full potential.
"“Despite a pandemic, and with the salary cap plummeting, the Browns appear to be much improved in numerous prior positions of need, without draining anything from a potent offense in the process.”"
La Canfora adds that Odell Beckham, Jr. coming back from a torn ACL and Nick Chubb being locked up long-term are also reasons to be optimistic about this coming season.
"“Baker Mayfield reiterated Sunday that he’s not worried about his contract situation. But the Cleveland Browns quarterback also noted that the six-year, $258 million extension Josh Allen recently signed with the Buffalo Bills is ‘good for the quarterback position overall’.”"
Baker is right that the entire quarterback community is better off thanks to the deal struck by Josh Allen. His contract will set the market and those who come after him — including Mayfield — are going to benefit.
Speaking of Baker Mayfield and his contract situation, the Browns decision to wait is the right one. Sure, it could cost them more in the long run but knowing they have the right guy is what really matters. Sure, it looks like he’s the one, but having just a little more proof is never a bad thing.
Greg Newland isn’t saying he wants these players to leave the team but he also doesn’t see them coming to terms with these three.