2. Cleveland Browns
The Browns have a ton of talent, but it depends if they can put it together.
Andrew Berry really hit the ground running in his first offseason as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, pressing the issue in both free agency and the NFL Draft. Though the team fell well short of expectations in 2019 with a 6-10 record, we honestly cannot wait to see the strides Baker Mayfield makes with an improved offensive line.
While Cleveland’s countless additions will undoubtedly bolster their chances at competing for a playoff berth in 2020, the firing of Freddie Kitchens might have been the franchise’s most important move of the offseason. We know better than to put lofty expectations on the Browns before actually seeing them take the field, but the talent on their roster cannot be understated and it’s only a matter of time before they put it all together.
There’s no denying that Indianapolis is more disciplined (and better coached) than Cleveland, but that doesn’t mean Frank Reich’s side should take the winning-starved organization for granted in Week 5. This defense will have to keep Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper in check. Far from easy.