The Cleveland Browns had a great season in 2020 and to honor their turnaround year as a franchise, we’re looking at the 20 best players from the season.
The Cleveland Browns were one of the best teams in the NFL in 2020. One could arguably say they were a top 10, if not a top-eight team in the league. They had star-making performances from their franchise quarterback, Baker Mayfield, and boasted the best executed offensive line in the NFL. Often times plugging in bench guys and not missing a beat.
So with that, we’re going to look at the top 20 players from the Browns 2020 campaign.
20. B.J. Goodson
If he were the fourth-linebacker off the bench, then B.J. Goodson would be praised for his performances. Unfortunately, he was the best linebacker the team had and that’s not good. He had a solid season for a bench warmer, and that’s not nothing.
19. Andrew Sendejo
A lot of people threw a lot of unnecessary guff at Andrew Sendejo this year. Early in the season, it seemed like he was giving up big plays because he was arriving just at the wrong point, but often he was coming from the other side of the field. It even led to a sort of mini-meme on Twitter of fans blaming Sendejo for things that clearly weren’t his fault. He wasn’t a big playmaker by any means, though, so he may find himself as a third-safety in 2021 if he is brought back.
18. Jamie Gillan
Every good team needs a good punter and Jamie Gillan was pretty good for the Browns. Sure, he wasn’t Chris Gardocki out there, but Gillan has shored up the punter position for the foreseeable future.
17. Andy Janovich
He didn’t get a lot of love this year, but Andy Janovich was a strong blocker who stood up and stood out whenever called upon. Janovich is a strong playmaker too, something he wasn’t asked to do much of in 2020, but hopefully, he can highlight in 2021.
16. Donovan Peoples-Jones
This might be the steal of the NFL Draft if Donovan Peoples-Jones continues to improve. An unheralded prospect out of Michigan, that many felt left too soon, Peoples-Jones became a favorite target of Baker Mayfield in the second half of the season. More consistency and better awareness of running routes will improve his stock even more in the coming years.