After a disappointing 2-5 start, reports are coming out that these two players for the Cleveland Browns will likely be on the trade block.
After months of disputing that the Cleveland Browns would be sellers as the trade deadline looms, reports are breaking that at least two players are on the trade block.
You can’t blame Andrew Berry for being optimistic that things would go well even with Deshaun Watson suspended. But now that the Browns sit 2-5 with a great chance at being 2-9 when he returns, it’s time to try and collect some picks back for the future.
Browns Trade Block Player No. 1 – Kareem Hunt
It actually surprised me that Kareem Hunt made the Cleveland Browns opening-day roster. He’s a tremendous player, but in a position where the team has a lot of depth. Running backs certainly don’t carry a ton of value anymore, but teams like the Los Angeles Rams, New York Jets or Buffalo Bills are a running back away from being true contenders.
Hunt only has 2022 left on his contract but could also be a prime candidate for a team to re-sign as well. Hunt is from the Cleveland area and to this point has been willing to take less to play for a competitive team.
Browns Trade Block Player No. 2 – Greedy Williams
It’s no surprise that Greedy Williams will also be a likely target to move on from. Not only have injuries limited his time on the field, but the Browns have also built a lot of depth at the cornerback position. With Denzel Ward and Greg Newsome both appearing as young and talented, the group is very deep especially after drafting Martin Emerson this year who has shown some abilities.
William’s rookie deal is up at the end of 2022 so the haul wouldn’t be huge for him, but the Browns could certainly get a decent pick in exchange.
Both players have roles on this roster right now, but I don’t think losing either one would have a drastic effect on how the 2022 season will go. Keep in mind for both trades, Berry would be evaluating the compensatory pick if each player were to leave in free agency as well.