Everyone is aware of the breakout campaign by quarterback Baker Mayfield in 2020.
It appears the Cleveland Browns have finally found their franchise quarterback in Mayfield.
It was a team effort to get into the postseason, but a handful of players having career years did help boost this organization.
Which means, it’s time to think about which players might be able to put together career years in Cleveland this time around.
1. Myles Garrett
The always exciting defensive end Myles Garrett has already put himself on the map as one of the best pass rushers in the game.
He is a former No. 1 overall pick who has succeeded since stepping foot onto an NFL field.
Through four seasons, Garrett has recorded 152 tackles, 42.5 sacks, and 10 fumbles forced.
His presence alone makes opposing teams have to change their offensive scheme, so they might have a chance at slowing him down.
Myles Garrett sacks Haskins by his jersey 😅
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 27, 2020
That being said, Garrett has already proven himself at the professional level, but the best might be yet to come.
The 25-year-old is coming off a season where he recorded 48 tackles and 12 sacks in 14 games.
Although, Garrett has the potential to actually surpass those numbers in 2021.
Hopefully, the addition of Jadeveon Clowney will help take away some of the pressure from Garrett.
Opposing teams won’t be able to double team Garrett quite as often with Clowney pass rushing as well.
It’s also worth noting that injuries have slowed down Garrett in each of the last two seasons.
A fully healthy Garrett playing alongside Clowney could put up video game numbers this season.
2. Nick Chubb
Another player who wasted no time making an impact at the professional level is running back Nick Chubb.
Since joining the Browns, Chubb has posted nearly 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first three seasons.
In 2019, he finished with 1,494 rushing yards and eight touchdowns through 12 games in Cleveland.
Those are going to be hard numbers to beat, but Chubb certainly has the ability to do it.
Plus, Cleveland has made major improvements to their offensive line or the last season or so.
In 2020, Chubb finished with over 1,000 rushing yards and missed four games during the regular season.
Everyone knows that he is going to be a focal part of the Browns offense going forward.
Cleveland has arguably the best offensive line in the NFL, so the sky is the limit for Chubb in 2021.
3. Jadeveon Clowney
The Browns are taking a chance that Jadeveon Clowney is finally going to be healthy in 2020.
A three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher who has put together multiple successful seasons in the NFL.
However, injuries have hindered him over the last few years, but a change of scenery will hopefully help.
Cleveland gave Clowney a one-year heavily incentive based contract, which is a smart move by the front office.
Jadeveon Clowney’s Contract
– $8M base
– $7M fully guaranteed
– 4 void years
– $3.6M 2022 dead cap#Browns Cap Hit
Cleveland adds Clowney, John Johnson, Troy Hill, Malik Jackson, Tak McKinley at less than $15M of 2021 cap
— Spotrac (@spotrac) April 15, 2021
The biggest reason for Clowney’s lack of production over the last few seasons is because of injuries.
He hasn’t played a full-16 game season since the 2017 campaign with the Houston Texans.
It’s worth noting that Clowney had the best year of his career during that 2017 season.
Hopefully playing alongside an elite player like Myles Garrett should help elevate Clowney’s performance.
No one is doubting the ability of Clowney who is a former No. 1 overall pick.
The skills have always been there, but staying on the field has been the biggest problem.
Clowney could very well put together a career year in Cleveland, assuming he’s actually able to stay on the field for a whole season.