Cleveland Browns: 5 dream scenarios for upcoming 2022 season

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There are many dream scenarios for the Cleveland Browns this upcoming season. They’ll be in position to return to the playoffs if these scenarios come true

Dreaming of good things can always be a nice way to approach life. Granted that dreams don’t always work out in the way you’d hoped they would be but it’s still important to keep a positive outlook on things. As Cleveland Browns fans, dreaming of that elusive Super Bowl has become an annual thing. It still hasn’t happened, but we’ll still dream of that scenario in our future.

Cleveland has a new quarterback in Deshaun Watson, wide receiver in Amari Cooper, and they have brought back several prominent free agents in defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, linebacker Anthony Walker, and safety Ronnie Harrison.

They have a very large group of talented players on both sides of the ball returning as well. Running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt will be back. Defensive end Myles Garrett will return and so will cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greg Newsome II. Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is primed for a big second season. They also have several new rookies that are anxious to make an impact. New rookie wide receiver David Bell, from Purdue, looks to make an immediate mark as a primary target, and DT Perrion Winfrey, out of Oklahoma looks to do a lot of tackling and barking as a new member of the defense.

With all those positives, dreaming of some more scenarios doesn’t seem too far-fetched. Let’s look at a few situations that could very well become reality, but they are dream scenarios so let’s hope the dreams don’t burst like a balloon.

Cleveland Browns dream scenario No. 5: Kareem Hunt returns better than ever

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Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal] /

Hunt won the rushing title in the NFL when he began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2017 when he ran for 1,327 yards with eight rushing touchdowns. He also tallied 455 yards receiving on 53 catches. That was an impressive way to enter the league. He came to Cleveland in 2019 because of off-the-field issues, and he missed the first eight games of that season.

He contributed some when he returned, fishing with a combined 465 yards on offense and had three touchdowns. It was 2020 when the value of Hunt was really recognized. He totaled 841 yards on the ground and also had 38 receptions for 304 yards. He tallied a total of 11 touchdowns as well.

But then 2021 happened where Hunt missed the majority of the season due to injury and that had a big impact on the team overall. They didn’t get back to the playoffs as they had in 2020.

Now, as we enter the 2022 season, Hunt and the rest of the running backs on the team are ready to run past the competition and help them get back to the playoffs. They’re projected again to be one of the best in the NFL. Having teammate and running back Nick Chubb has changed how the Browns might have used Hunt as the primary No. 1 back. The fact is that Chubb is the No. 1 back and Hunt is a close second. But how the team uses his versatility will again be important next season.

I’m dreaming of a 900-yard rushing total and an additional 500 yards in receiving while scoring 15 total touchdowns this season.