Both these men could help the Browns in 2020, they’re also both names that maybe should have never left in the first place.
When you grew up, did you want to be like Colt McCoy? The former Cleveland Browns quarterback has shown to be a viable backup since leaving the team that drafted him in 2010. With him now hitting free agency, he’s one of two former vets the Browns should go back after. The other? Carl Nassib. Both men can have had at a bargain, comparatively and both men help shore up some big holes this off-season.
For McCoy, his experience and ability to relate to Baker Mayfield as a college star turned pro would be invaluable. McCoy showed during his tenure in Washington that not only was he a viable backup but that he could at times push for real playing time. McCoy will always be seen as ‘what if’ type of player, having a solid sophomore performance in Cleveland but change is always coming for Browns players it seems, and two years later he was in San Francisco. Now, he’s not coming in to start, no way, but he could come in and be another coach-type figure for Mayfield. Someone to learn from, grow from and pick the mind of.
For Nassib, who’s only going to be 27, this could be a second chance at success in Cleveland. The former Penn State University alum had two good years with Tampa Bay, racking up 12 sacks and starting half of his games there. The long and tall defensive end would be a valuable asset to shore up the defensive front without having to overspend on players or by drafting someone too high. The best part with Nassib, let’s say someone better falls to the Browns one way or another. Nassib is versatile and athletic enough to still play a majority of defensive snaps, even if he has to play three different positions on the field in one game.
Neither guy would be a very sexy signing, but maybe both could help fill holes of need without throwing off the team’s off-season plans.