“Money buys everything” is probably what the Cleveland Browns front office said when they threw 230 million dollars at Deshaun Watson. Did that solve their problems?
Did the Browns get better by adding players, or releasing players? The team picked up Deshaun Watson and Amari Cooper and added them to the mix with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. It’s reasonable to argue Watson is a top 5 quarterback in the NFL, and Cooper being a top 10 receiver. If they can just pick up a number two or number three receiver in the draft, they are looking pretty good.
Does it catapult the Browns over Buffalo Bills, Las Vegas Raiders or Los Angeles Rams, to be a favorite? Maybe not, but it certainly puts them in the conversation. A conversation we wouldn’t have had a week ago.
Essentially they didn’t make the playoffs last year because Mayfield played with an injured shoulder since, what, the second week of the season? With him healthy, then releasing two rather cancerous players in Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry, and adding Amari Cooper; that’s a good team. Let’s not forget that Cooper was a 100 million dollar man back in Dallas, so he can play.
The AFC has gotten really good recently but with these latest moves, Cleveland Browns are relevant and a team to look out for.
Now, 230 million is a lot of money for a guy with some rough allegations thrown at him. What kind of effect will that have on the deal, team chemistry and future trade value?
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