The Cleveland Browns boast Austin Hooper, Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr, Kareem Hunt, Baker Mayfield, and Nick Chubb; three of them may have huge seasons.
The Cleveland Browns have not had a good….30 years of pro football. Since the end of the Bernie Kozar led Browns of the 1980s, the Browns have not been very good. Not just record-wise, but overall reputation-wise. The team hasn’t had any major players offensively, for more than one season anyway, besides Joe Thomas. Yet, that’s not the case for these 2020 Browns. Quarterback Baker Mayfield is poised for a huge 2020 after having a really solid, but not great, career to date. Free agents have been brought in like Jack Conklin and Austin Hooper to fortify not just the ground game but the passing game as well. Then of course you have Jarvis Landy, Odell Beckham, Nick Chubb, and Kareem Hunt-type players.
This is in stark contrast to other years. Years that were less kind and far more harsh to the team and fans. Years stuck watching has-beens and do-nothings. Yes, you had the occasional flash but that’s all it was.
Sure you had the Braylon Edwards, Peyton Hillis, Derek Anderson, and Kellen Winslow types, but no one shattered the league, broke records, or was even a building block piece to hang your hat on. They’ve been bad in having consistency at their top positions. Not just that, but the hype trains have ended so badly. Sure, Brady Quinn and Johnny Manziel were everyone’s pre-season picks to be gods of the Muni Lot, but they fell apart. Even talent the team thought was good, your Trent Richardsons and Terrelle Pryor’s fell off after leaving. Making them far more horror than hype.
2020 will be different though. There are tested talent, in their prime. Yet, only three of these names made the list, so which three players are poised for the biggest season of 2020?