Comparing Cleveland Browns stars to Super Bowl Contenders

Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
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Although John Dorsey didn’t have the financial discipline to sustain with the Cleveland Browns as their general manager, there’s no doubt he is the one that began the transition to winning. Even though the last two seasons have been major disappointments, they still have a total of 15 wins.

There was a span from 2013 to 2017 where this team had 15 wins, so there still must be some positivity with this organization.

But on the flip side, if you are going to constantly talk about winning a Super Bowl, you must compare your roster to those that have made it. Fans want to sit and talk about how loaded the Browns roster is, but I’m not sure that is the case.

Here are three positions that are slightly overvalued if you look at the rosters of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs who will play for a Super Bowl in two weeks.

Brandin Cooks carries the ball against Denzel Ward #21 of the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Browns Position Comparison No. 3 – Secondary

I wanted to put quarterback as No. 3, but I don’t think that’s fair given how much time Deshaun Watson missed over the last two seasons. However, after week four or five next season, he’s fair game if he doesn’t work out the rust.

A huge frustration this week was watching the secondary for both the Chiefs and Eagles. Yes, the Chiefs gave up a few big plays vs. the Bengals talented offense, but at the end of the day they got off the field when they needed to, and they were at least in the vicinity when a big play was made.

The Eagles secondary was dealt an easier hand with Brock Purdy getting injured, but they suffocated the 49ers receivers and never gave them a chance. Remember, San Francisco has an elusive group of backs and receivers, and all it takes is getting the ball in their hand.

If you ask an average Browns fan they would take Denzel Ward, Greg Newsome, and Martin Emerson over a lot of teams in this league, yet Cleveland struggled in pass coverage all season. Jim Schwartz needs to utilize man coverage next year in which these three thrive and put the pressure on the offense vs. reacting and being behind the eight-ball all game.

With the money Andrew Berry spent in the secondary, play should be better.