3 players Cleveland Browns should have retained for 2021

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Nov 28, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks down the field during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns haven’t played good football in the last month. Had they retained these three players from 2020, would they be better?

Nothing has gone as planned for the Cleveland Browns in 2021. They find themselves in last place of the AFC North with a 6-6 record, Baker Mayfield has struggled with injuries, and the ability to close tight games we saw in 2020 has completely gone away.

It’s hard to point fingers at who is to blame, but one thing is for certain, this year has been nothing but disappointing. While it’s easy to be negative, remember, the Browns still have a great shot at winning the division especially after Baltimore just dropped a winnable game.

It’s jstill hard to stay confident that this team will play good football again. Just last week the defense intercepted Lamar Jackson four times, and the offense was able to put up 10 points. It was absolutely infuriating to watch the defense play so well and the offense does absolutely nothing.

For the Cleveland Browns to have a chance in the AFC North and a playoff opportunity, they must run the table in the AFC. That means beating the Ravens, Raiders, Steelers, and Bengals to close the season. A win in Green Bay on Christmas day would be fantastic, but also not a necessity.

As mentioned before, pointing fingers internally doesn’t help, but we are certainly allowed to speculate. What could Andrew Berry have done to make this season better? Is there regret on letting any players walk this offseason?

Below is a list of three players that would have made this roster better. I bet Berry wishes he still had them now.