Cleveland Browns: 3 underrated 2022 offseason moves

Browns, Chase Winovich. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 21, 2019; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive end Chase Winovich (50) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns Underrated Move No. 1 – Traded for Chase Winovich

Now that the Cleveland Browns have officially agreed to terms with Jadeveon Clowney, I can officially say that the trade for Chase Winovich will likely go down as one of the biggest offseason moves in 2022 that no one is talking about.

Yes, Cooper and Watson should both have pro-bowl caliber seasons, but I think Winovich could really come out of his shell and cause a ton of disruptions as the third defensive end much like Takk McKinley did last season.

Remember, the Browns gave up Mack Wilson to get Winovich, and Wilson would have struggled to even make the roster in 2022. Winovich had 11 total sacks in his first two seasons with the Patriots but was used totally out of position last year at linebacker and struggled to even see the field.

I see a package with Garrett, Clowney, Winovich, and Winfrey all on the field at the same time. These are four guys who can pin their ears back and make the life for opposing quarterbacks a nightmare.

I do wish that Berry could have locked up Clowney for more than one season, but I think the team is still in the perfect position.

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They will get another year of service from Clowney and get the ability to observe Winovich and rookie Alex Wright to see if they are ready to take over as the second defensive end in 2023.