The Cleveland Browns’ offensive line is still seen as one of the best in the league.
The Cleveland Browns offensive line has been the best aspect of the team since Kevin Stefanski arrived in 2020. I love Nick Chubb, but with all due respect to the NFL’s best pure-runner, with no offensive line, he isn’t putting up those numbers. The offensive line is the most important position in football. More so than a quarterback. So for the Browns to have a great offensive line still is amazing.
And PFF continues to view the Browns’ offensive line as a top-tier group, selecting them as the 2nd best offensive line group in the NFL behind the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s rare to see an offensive line stay intact for as long as the Browns’ core four have been. While Jedrick Wills has his own fair share of issues, the fact that Wills, Joel Bitonio, Wyatt Teller, and Jack Conklin have been together for now going on four seasons is special.
The Cleveland Browns’ offensive line renaissance helps us forget past years
I’ve been a fan long enough to remember when Jim Pyne and Ross Verba, fine offensive linemen in their own right, were the best the team had to offer. When landing Ryan Tucker and Tony Pashos were considered “huge gets”.
Sure the team wasn’t devoid of talent completely, Shaun O’Hara should be a Hall of Famer for his stint with the New York Giants and of course, we have two, one soon to be, one very likely will, be Hall of Famers in Joe Thomas and Alex Mack.
But it seems like even when we had a great player on the line, the rest of the unit around them weren’t great.
The Browns have three All-Pros currently on their unit with Teller, Bitonio, and Conklin, and when you think of how rare that is to happen, it becomes even more impressive that this unit is still together to this day.
Hopefully everyone stays healthy and the unit continues to impress.
- Published on 06/21/2023 at 00:50 AM
- Last updated at 06/21/2023 at 00:50 AM