There’s actually quite a bit of offensive talent to pick from until you hit the offensive line. In fact, there were a few quarterbacks to choose from as well. A few, like three. So you know, one extra. The third was Colt McCoy. Sorry, Colt.
QB Baker Mayfield:
Stop me if you heard this before, but Baker Mayfield is the first quarterback in 30 years to throw back-to-back 20-touchdown seasons since Brian Sipe. He’s also the winningest quarterback in the decade with 12 wins. The bar’s low, but it still counts if you jump over it.
QB Brian Hoyer
Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure Hoyer is the 2nd winningest quarterback of the decade. Sure, it’s only 10 wins, but I’m pretty confident no other quarterback has double-digit wins as a starter. Considering the turnover at the position was high and the team only had two 7-win teams in the last ten years.
RB Nick Chubb
The best running back the team has had since the team has returned. Unstoppable between the tackles and feet that never stop moving. He’s the Left Shark of running backs. When you see him, you’ll never forget him.
FB/RB Peyton Hillis
Why is Peyton Hillis on this list? Madden cover. Also, he had the best single-season a running back has had in decades in Cleveland. If only he liked football.
RB/FLEX Duke Johnson
Dynamic and versatile, Duke Johnson might be the best multi-position player the team has ever had. At the very least in this decade.
RB Trent Richardson
Listen, it was either Trent Richardson or Isiah Crowell, and Richardson was more fun to watch. When he, you know, found the holes to run through.
WR Jarvis Landry
He’s probably the best receiver the team has had in thirty years, and easily the best since 1999.
WR Josh Gordon
God, what a waste of talent. He did put up monstrous numbers with little help. Plus, Pro Bowls are like catnip to Browns fans. Which is ironic and sad.
WR Terrelle Pryor
He had a magical season when the team didn’t have much magic to spare.
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
I had to put someone here.
WR Andrew Hawkins
Everyone likes Andrew Hawkins. That’s good enough to make this team.
TE Ben Watson
Ben Watson retired after the 2019 season, which was about a decade after he joined the Browns. Which was when everyone said he was close to retirement…Respect.
TE Jordan Cameron
He made a Pro Bowl. Like I said, catnip.
TE Gary Barnidge
OT Joe Thomas
OG Eric Steinbach
Still the best signing the Browns have ever made in Free Agency since the team returned.
C Alex Mack
OG Shawn Lauvao
Consistent and reliable.
OT Mitchell Schwartz
One of the best modern-era tackles in all of football, an All-Pro and Super Bowl winner to boot.
OG Joel Bitonio
An elite level guard. Hopefully, he makes a few more Pro Bowls.
C J.C. Tretter
Tretter is a viable and respected lineman of the current Browns team.
OG Kevin Zeitler
When he left the line fell apart.
OL John Greco
He played in a lot of games and didn’t suck.
OL Cameron Erving
I had to put someone here.