4 Worst contracts on the Cleveland Browns 2021 roster

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Nov 14, 2021; Cleveland Browns quarterback Case Keenum (5) throws a pass while New England Patriots defensive end Tashawn Bower (96) defends during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

If the Cleveland Browns want to be real contenders moving forward, they need to evaluate these four contracts which are the worst on the roster currently.

The football gods have been looking after the Cleveland Browns this year. They certainly don’t control their own destiny, but at 7-8 and two weeks remaining in the season, there’s still a very possible path to winning an AFC North title.

It won’t be easy as they’ll have to beat division rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers (away), and Cincinnati Bengals (home) to close out the season. The offense moved the ball at ease against the Green Bay Packers on Christmas day, the only thing that stopped them were four Baker Mayfield interceptions.

It won’t be easy, but I still feel confident if they win out, they’ll have a spot in the playoffs. Confidence is great, but you know what they say, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, everyone would have a Merry Christmas.

I’m hoping for the best the remainder of the season but starting to explore who could be potential cuts in the 2022 offseason to create more cap space. Keep reading to see the four worst contracts on the roster currently.

Worst Cleveland Browns contract No. 4: Case Keenum

One of the first things that Andrew Berry did as general manager was found a great backup for Baker Mayfield. Not only to mentor but to be able to play when needed. Berry brought in Case Keenum on a 3-year, $18 million deal that makes him the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL.

I honestly had no issues with the signing at the time, a great backup is a tremendous tool. I now have this as the fourth-worst deal on the team because they are refusing to use him when Mayfield is clearly injured. If you’re going to spend the money to have him, please utilize him.

Keenum has a cap hit of just under $8 million for 2022, and with Mayfield’s cap going up significantly and working for a long-term deal, I see no scenarios where Keenum makes it to next season.

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