The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at an offseason road map focused on Jadeveon Clowney
With the first Sunday without football now behind us, it’s starting to feel like the offseason. Of course, the Cleveland Browns front office has been in this mode for several weeks but fans are officially feeling it now.
General manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski have likely already put a plan together for what they hope to accomplish ahead of the 2022 season — and the rest of us can just try and guess what that plan is.
Today’s Daily Dawg Tags looks at one article that does exactly that as Doug Lesmerises pegs Jadeveon Clowney as one of the keys to the offseason. Re-signing him and adding help on the offensive line are the top points in his roadmap to the offseason.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“The Jadeveon Clowney-Browns marriage in 2021 was so successful, they may not be able to run it back. His $8 million deal plus incentives was well worth it for his production opposite Myles Garrett. It was also worth it for Clowney, who in Year 8 reasserted himself after a lost season in Tennessee in 2020”"
In addition to his suggestion on Clowney, Lesmerises is all about bringing in some talent to play swing tackle. He also says he would keep an open eye about the quarterback situation by showing Baker Mayfield support and planning on having him as the starter, without closing any doors in the offseason — including the draft.
"“The Cleveland Browns are adding coaches Jordan Thomas and Jeff Anderson to defensive coordinator Joe Woods’ staff.”"
These coaches look to be joining the defensive line staff, which is where they were able to convince Chris Kiffin to return to earlier this month.
"“1. Round 1, Pick 13: QB Malik Willis, LibertyI understand that I’m taking a big risk here, especially because the Browns have said they fully expect Baker Mayfield to be their starter in 2022 and to rebound from his poor 2021 season. But Willis is an intriguing developmental prospect, and one worth taking a chance on if he’s still around.”"
Mary Kay is going to take some slack for this but it makes sense. If Malik Willis is there at 13, he might be the best player on the board. He could also serve to push Baker Mayfield just enough to get him to reach his full potential.
Of course, everyone will respond by asking what to do with an extra quarterback. Well, considering we still are having a debate about Mayfield, wouldn’t it be a welcome problem to have two players capable of starting which then gives them the option to move one for a boatload of draft picks?
Jacob Roach doesn’t have a crystal ball that will tell us whether or not Baker Mayfield bounces back in 2022. What he does have, however, is a list of reasons that will factor into whether or not the Browns quarterback does find that success in year five.
Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com released his annual quarterback ranking and it was a little concerning for Baker Mayfield. Not only did he come in at No. 25 but there was also similar highs and lows in his four seasons where Mayfield was No. 12 in 2018, No. 24. in 2019, No. 11 in 2020, and now No. 25.