5 Bold predictions for Cleveland Browns 2022 season
The Cleveland Browns are about to kick off their 2022 season, here are five bold predictions that could take place over the next 17 games
It’s been a rather noisy offseason for the Cleveland Browns, which wasn’t unexpected with the way the previous campaign ended. After already releasing Odell Beckham, Jr. during the 2021 season, the Browns also released Jarvis Landry and J.C. Tretter while also trading Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers.
Mayfield’s trade came several months after they made a huge trade for Deshaun Watson, which made plenty of noise on its own. Watson was facing 24 counts of sexual misconduct and ended up being suspended for the first 11 games.
While he’s out, Jacoby Brissett will be under center but the roster is good enough they can compete with him. With that being the case, let’s look at five bold predictions for Cleveland in 2022.
5 Bold predictions for Browns 2022 season
5. JOK finishes top-five in tackles
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is entering his second season in the NFL and is ready to become a star. In 14 games and 10 starts as a rookie, JOK had 76 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, and four pass defenses.
His play was so solid that he was the highest-graded rookie defender according to PFF and looked strong in his brief preseason appearance.
Simply put, he was always around the ball and now has a full season under his belt. JOK was already improving as the regular season progressed, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see him make a leap.
This first bold prediction is that he makes enough of a leap to become not only the team’s leading tackler but finds himself listed among the top five in the NFL. While middle linebackers often crowd the top of the stat lines, Owusu-Koramoah is athletic enough to fly around the field and make plays from his WILL position.