The Cleveland Browns have an extremely talented roster already, with these five moves, they could easily contend for a Super Bowl in 2022.
The offseason has started with a bang, the Cleveland Browns have used the franchise tag for the second time in the team’s history, Aaron Rodgers isn’t retiring, and Russell Wilson is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks. I think at least two of those things are a major surprise.
The good news for NFL fans is it’s just heating up. With free agency just around the corner, the NFL news is about to get hot and heavy. Guys you thought wouldn’t have an interest will get huge paydays, and some of your favorite targets for your team will get gobbled up by others.
Cleveland has a lot of interesting decisions to make. They have a few veterans with not a lot of dead money left that can free up cap room, they also have some young guys that they need to figure out how to keep long-term. For so long the Browns never had to worry about the salary cap, and now it will become a legitimate concern
The one move that I won’t mention below to help the Browns make the Super Bowl in 2022 is a change at quarterback. I’m not sold that Baker Mayfield is the guy, but I’m not sure a better option exists at the moment. With Rodgers and Wilson off the market, the price for a quality quarterback is going to go through the roof as the supply plummets.
If Mayfield is healthy for a full season and plays as he did in the second half of 2020, this team is talented enough to make a deep run. Remember, the AFC now has arguably four of the top five quarterbacks in the league, which only makes the road tougher.