3 surprises about Dolphins that give the Browns an advantage

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Dolphins, Jacoby Brissett. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1: Jacoby Brissett played for the Miami Dolphins in 2021

Jacoby Brissett has been a journeyman in his NFL career. Last season he hung out down in Florida and helped the Dolphins as an on and off again starter as Tua Tagovailoastruggled to stay healthy. He started in five games in place of the former No. 5 pick and after losing his first three, he reeled off two wins in a row.

Brissett obviously will have some knowledge of Cleveland’s opponent and what to look for, both on their defense and also their offense to help the Cleveland defense prepare. This is one of those games, with Brissett having three games left before Deshaun Watson returns, to really shine. Brissett and the Browns have struggled to this point in the season, but they have an opportunity to try to get back in the playoff race, and what better place to do that than against the Dolphins, the team that he played for last season?

This year, Brissett has had one of the best efforts of his career and while he did some good things while he was playing with the Dolphins, what he’s doing this year with the Browns has been impressive despite the win and loss record of the team. At this stage in his career, there’s not much to lose. He can just go out there and throw the football and contribute to the victory for the Browns.