The Cleveland Browns may have been the biggest disappointment in the NFL in 2021, Andrew Berry must make these moves to get them back in 2022.
With the Cleveland Browns season officially over, it’s time to officially turn the page to offseason mode. Not only does general manager, Andrew Berry, have a lot of internal struggles to hurdle, but he must also find a way to get this team to gel and live up to expectations.
An 8-9 season four years ago would have made me one of the happiest human beings on the planet. But after all the talent that was added the previous offseason, and the 11-5 performance in 2020, this is one of the bigger disappointments I remember since 1999.
Here are six major items Berry needs to get straightened out before the 2022 season.
Cleveland Browns Accomplishment No. 6 – Set the plan for QB
I’ll be honest, there was never much of a doubt for me on who would be the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in 2022. I’m as disappointed as anyone in Baker Mayfield and his 2021 performance, but there are just too many hurdles to move on this offseason.
For one, Mayfield’s contract is nearly impossible to get rid of. He will be coming off shoulder surgery with a fully guaranteed contract. Do you really think teams will be barking at the door to make a deal for Mayfield?
The second reason for keeping Mayfield around is because of his past work. He’s never proven to be an elite NFL quarterback, but he’s also shown that he can win games as a starting quarterback. His offensive line had a ton of struggles, and he was playing with a collar on his left shoulder all year.
Again, I’m not saying he’s going to throw for 5,000 yards next year, but he has at least deserved the right to get another shot at it. Expect Berry or Kevin Stefanski to clear the air shortly after the regular season to put the situation to bed.