10 moves Browns must make to win the Super Bowl next season
Football in January was foreign to Browns fans, but dang, it’s something we could all get used to.
Fortunately, it looks like the Browns are finally built to contend in the foreseeable future.
Ownership has finally figured it out at the top, hiring Andrew Berry as GM and pairing him with coach Kevin Stefanski. There’s no more rumors of “internal discord” leaking out of Berea. It’s cliche, but appears to be true at this point: Both men are on the same page and saw their stocks rise in 2020.
Additionally, credit should be given to Browns chief strategy officer, Paul DePodesta. DePo is the guy who wanted Stefanski all along, and it turns out he was right. He also favored Sean McDermott over Hue Jackson back in 2016.
It turns out he was correct on that one, too.
Speaking of McDermott, the Buffalo coach has been at it for five seasons with the Bills and Buffalo is finally reaping the rewards. Quarterback Josh Allen is running the same system he ran as a rookie.
Conversely, Baker Mayfield won’t have to learn a new offense for the first time in his pro career. Plus, with COVID vaccinations rolling out, Mayfield will hopefully be able to hold a true offseason with his team.
There’s plenty of excitement to go around and fans are hungry for more. Here’s 10 moves the Browns should make to ensure Cleveland sits atop the AFC North in 2021 and then proceeds to win its first Super Bowl in franchise history.