Cleveland Browns: 3 dark clouds left to address this offseason

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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Tim Couch #2 of the Cleveland Browns passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game at Heinz Field on September 29, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Browns 16-13. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns have gone all-in for 2022 with some daring trades. But these three questions still linger over the organization.

One thing is for certain, Jimmy Haslam has given Andrew Berry the green light to take the Cleveland Browns to the next level, and quickly. Not only has the front office been busy with free agency, but they also made perhaps the biggest trade of the decade giving up six picks (including three first-rounders) for star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Off-the-field issues aside, not a single person would argue that he isn’t an elite quarterback in the league. On most people’s radar, he is the number four or five quarterback in the league. And after two years of having such a talented roster and not being able to get over the hump, a change was necessary.

Football is a team sport and always will be, but there is no doubt that there is one position that is by far the most important on the field. And that is, the quarterback. The Browns have been searching for “the guy” since 1999 and they finally think they may have it.

Some folks think the Browns gave up too much, but I’m in the camp of I’m not sure what I wouldn’t have given up to land an elite quarterback. I’d make the argument in 2017 when this team went 0-17, a guy like Tom Brady could have led this roster to the playoffs. Sounds extreme, but quarterback play is that important.

The offseason moves have been fantastic, and I’m not sure there has ever been a more exciting time to be a fan of the Cleveland Browns, but there are still some pretty big question marks that have to be answered. I’ll reserve my final judgment until we see how that all plays out.