After continued disappointment at the wide receiver position, the Cleveland Browns may look at adding one of these three guys before the trade deadline.
Fans of the Cleveland Browns have been extremely patient with the wide receiver room, but Sunday may have been the final straw on giving up hope. The Browns have the most money tied up at the position in the entire NFL and continue to get poor production.
In Sunday’s loss vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, Odell Beckham had one target for one catch and six yards. Jarvis Landry had slightly better production with five catches for 65 yards, but that was on 10 targets.
I would argue that three of those misses were drops, and two of them were complete killers on the final drive of the game where the Browns were trying to take the lead. Let’s not forget the fumble by Landry that ended another drive later in the fourth quarter as well.
We also can’t forget Rashard Higgins who also had an uncharacteristic drop in the game. Baker Mayfield continues to fight through an injured shoulder and was completely let down by the group on Sunday. With at least four drops, Mayfield was 20 of 31 for 225 yards and zero turnovers.
Mayfield had a few bad misses, one to Austin Hooper early in the game that could have been a touchdown with an accurate pass.
Week 9 vs. the Cincinnati Bengals could easily be the make-or-break week for the Cleveland Browns. If they don’t come out with a win, not only will the team fall below 500, they will also be 0-2 in the division with very little to be optimistic about.
With the poor production at wide receiver and the trade deadline looming, Andrew Berry should be picking up the phone to try and save the season.