Sign Chris Godwin
Length: 3 & 1
Salary: $50 million
($12 million in Year 1, $13 million in Year 2, $14 million in Year 3/Player Option $11 million in Year 4)
That’s right, the Browns go in on Chris Godwin. The Browns do need more speed on offense, but the answer to the speed question isn’t “how do we get rid of Jarvis Landry”, it’s “who do we pair with Landry“. Godwin is a legit 4.40-40 yard dash kind of guy. He’s the exact type of receiver you want to pair with Landry. He’s young, only 24-years-old, and that means his contract will be built like Jack Conklin’s, a short deal so that the player can see if he’s worth more.
Godwin would be a nice fit with the Browns, taking a similar role in the Browns offense as former Buccaneers receiver Joey Galloway did in Tampa Bay. This move specifically can’t be made if you still have Odell Beckham on the roster, which is why it’s so important to make the move with Seattle to get Jamal Adams, who the Seahawks can’t afford to really extend (not without killing their cap) and even if the Browns don’t extend Adams, the trade still allowed Cleveland to sign Godwin for this exercise.
Making the trade all that much more important.