After shooting out of the gates, Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns have been quiet in free agency. It’s all calculated, and here are three reasons why.
After starting out with a bang in free agency and the 2022 NFL offseason starting, the Cleveland Browns have been relatively quiet the last few weeks. Truthfully the entire league has been quiet except for a few under-the-radar singings. There are still 10 plus high-quality players available that appear to be taking their time.
Andrew Berry set the tone early that the Browns were all in for the 2022 season. Not only did he trade for an elite wide receiver in Amari Cooper, but they also made one of the biggest trades in league history when they gave up six picks for Deshaun Watson.
These moves don’t come without some criticism. Did the Browns give up their future with all the picks given up for Watson? Are the off-field issues too much to overcome and will the city truly embrace Watson?
Truthfully, winning will cure all these things, but another disappointing season could have Berry in the hot seat as he is fully committed to Watson with a $230 million contract extension that is fully guaranteed. If you fans aren’t upset with Berry, don’t worry, the other owners in the league are mad enough after completely resetting the standard contract for any quarterback in the league.
I don’t want to call it frustrating, but it is slightly puzzling why the Browns have been so quiet as of late. There’s no doubt that cap is a slight concern, but with still a few holes on the roster, it’s surprising to see Berry not be more active.
Here are three reasons why the Browns have likely been on the sideline the last week or two.