Four impacts the hiring of Andrew Berry as general manager will have on the Cleveland Browns in 2020, and the foreseeable future.
Ownership must’ve slept well last night, because the Cleveland Browns are “aligned.” After a month-long search, the team has its head coach in Kevin Stefanski, and now, it’s generl manager in Andrew Berry.
The latest setup by the Haslams is the fifth management team put in place by ownership in the eight years they’ve been running team. Fifth time’s a charm? The Dawg Pound can only hope.
By hiring Berry, the Browns are again, run by Ivy Leaguers, with Harvard alums Paul DePodesta and Berry in the front office, and Penn grad Stefanski wearing the headset on the sidelines.
Berry can be considered an analytics hire, but it’s often forgotten he does have seven years of scouting experience with the Colts. Since then, he’s added personnel experience in his role with the Browns and Eagles.
At 32, Berry becomes the youngest general manager in the NFL, and reportedly, the youngest to hold the job title in the history of the league. After being pushed aside by the Dorsey regime, Berry spent last season as the vice president of football operations for the Eagles.
The GM search came down to Berry, Vikings assistant GM George Paton and Monti Ossenfort, the Patriots director of college scouting.
Browns’ decision makers were reportedly unanimous in their selection of Berry.
Here’s four ways the hiring of Berry impacts the Browns in 2020 and moving forward.