5 reasons why the Cleveland Browns can succeed in the AFC North

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Emmanuel Ogbah
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Emmanuel Ogbah /
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The Cleveland Browns may be the doormat of the AFC North, but the tide could be changing in the very near future.

The Cleveland Browns look to bounce back after struggling to produce more than a single win last season. Considering they’re in one of the toughest divisions in the league, life isn’t easy to begin with. However, the Browns may have a few reasons to be optimistic.

The Browns have done one thing consistently since returning to the NFL in 1999: Lose, and lose big.  In fact, Cleveland’s finished last in the AFC North every season since 2011.

The easy way out would be to predict the Browns to be bad in every upcoming season. Realistically, that’s not the way it works. The Browns will eventually find success and the only question is when that time will be.

Browns coach Hue Jackson is energetic, positive, and believes his team will be better than the 1-15 mark of a season ago.

The organization is quietly gathering talented players on both sides of the ball and possesses a young quarterback who’s being coached by a QB expert

It’d be out there to make Super Bowl predictions this season, but there’s no doubt Cleveland is worth being excited about, and when the Browns come up, it could be at just the right time. Why dwell in the past when you can weigh the positives of the future?