The Cleveland Browns could look to land free agent talent from a few teams eliminated in the NFL Divisional Round of the 2022 playoffs this coming offseason.
With the NFL season coming to an end in just a few weeks, teams have already started to shift part of their outlook towards the offseason and the pending free agents around the league. Unfortunately, for the Cleveland Browns, they began their evaluations on their own free agents and those around the league a few weeks sooner, having missed the 2022 playoffs after making it in 2021.
While everyone both inside and outside of the organization wished for a playoff berth to build off the successful previous, getting a chance to evaluate your own team and find all the flaws that plagued you all season, while trying to improve yourself going forward, may not be an entirely bad thing for this franchise. Everyone from the top of the organization down has a chance to do soul searching, work on issues, evaluate talent, and work to get back on track next season.
Four more teams got added to the list of teams eliminated from Super Bowl contention and are now at home for the rest of the season, watching as others compete for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. They too will have to look at their rosters and pending free agents to see if they’re affordable or worth bringing back.
Cleveland may have a chance to get a few players from these teams that were eliminated this past weekend through free agency this offseason, should they deem them a priority and these players actually hit the open market. Here are three players from teams that were eliminated from the 2022 NFL Playoffs in Divisional Round Weekend that the Browns should target in the 2022 offseason.
On the wish list, but too expensive: Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
Let’s be completely honest here, Davante Adams is a dream free-agent signing for any team this offseason, even the Green Bay Packers. If quarterback Aaron Rodgers re-signs with the team, all bets are that Adams does as well, but if Rodgers opts to go elsewhere, all hell may break loose with Adams likely moving on as well.
Adams would be a great receiver to sign for the Browns, as he immediately becomes their number one option on the outside. Having one of the top three receivers in the league on your team is something that you’d be stupid to not take a chance at, but it’s just not something that’s going to happen. The money just doesn’t make sense, with Cleveland’s current salary cap situation and the expected salary Adams will want.