The Cleveland Browns will want to be active in free agency this year, but some guys may not be interested in joining the team after past failures.
Following a disappointing 2021 season, the Cleveland Browns will active early and often to make sure they get things back on track in 2022. After Andrew Berry added a ton of talent on the defensive side of the ball the last offseason, the offense really underperformed.
The Browns have multiple holes on the roster and have a few talented guys set to become free agents. Berry will have some tough decisions to make and must be diligent when spending money this offseason.
Of the impending free agents, retaining Jadeveon Clowney is priority number one, with David Njoku right behind him. If those guys leave, the Browns would be in trouble at defensive end and tight end and would likely need to look at other free-agent options.
Keeping Anthony Walker would also be nice, but Jacob Phillips and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah appear ready to lead that group if they can stay healthy. The biggest fear at the moment is the market price for the two guys listed above could be very high. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Berry use the franchise tag (specifically on Njoku) if they don’t see a better alternative.
The Browns have had a lot of success the last two years in free agency and have also drafted well. And while they do have a reasonable amount of money to spend, they may find that some free agents are hesitant to come to the Browns. With two out of the last three years being major disappointments, some folks will think twice.
Below are three guys the Cleveland Browns will likely have interest in but won’t have any interest in return.