The Cleveland Browns have holes all over the field, as do most NFL teams at this time of the year. Who should fill them though?
The Browns season has ended at the same time every year in the last 20 of 21 seasons. So while so many other fanbases are accustomed to playoff hype and conversation, Browns fans resort to talking about free agents and the NFL Draft after Week 17. Which is also something they start doing about a week after the previous draft and free agency period ends. It’s the sickness of the fanbase.
So the Browns fanbase had a long time to obsess over what holes the team has and who the team should target in free agency in order to fill them. The Browns don’t need to go after huge names across the board, but there are some needs that have to be addressed and spoiler alert; that’s mostly the offensive line.
The offensive line was a wreck last year, especially in the passing game. You couldn’t even finish “…one Missi…” before Baker Mayfield was being assaulted like a character out of The Warriors. So surprise-surprise, there are holes on the line that needs to be addressed.
There are other players the team can benefit from as well. Some big money names, some not so much. It’s always easy to just list the biggest free agents and go for them, but the team does have a limit on how much it’ll spend per player. The team won’t overpay, but they will make offers.
This list isn’t geared towards every player they should sign, just a lit of options. More than likely the Browns can’t afford to sign every free agent on this list. One, or even two would be a huge benefit for the team. Obviously there are players who are more important, which is why the list will go in ascending order from least, to most needed.