The Cleveland Browns offense has contrasting realities.
Chubb had another 1,000-yard season to earn a Pro Bowl selection.
Then there’s the receiving corps which exudes more mystery than reality.
Browns fans hope that their wideouts will have a breakout 2022 season.
But for that outcome to happen, CBS Sports’ Cody Suek suggests the Browns will have to do some work.
#Browns Currently have one WR on the roster with more than 51 career receptions (A. Cooper).
Hopes are high for DPJ and D. Bell, but I find it hard to believe that position group is “final” in its current state for 2022.
— Cody Suek (@CodySuek) August 31, 2022
Suek tweeted, “#Browns Currently have one WR on the roster with more than 51 career receptions (A. Cooper). Hopes are high for DPJ and D. Bell, but I find it hard to believe that position group is “final” in its current state for 2022.”
Even Cooper must prove his worth to the Browns because his numbers have declined.
In 2020, the former Alabama standout had 1,114 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games.
Unfortunately, his numbers dropped to 865 yards in 15 games.
Outside of him, the other Browns receivers have much to prove.
Peoples-Jones had 597 yards and three touchdowns in 2021, while Demetric Felton Jr. only had 24 receiving yards last year.
Anthony Schwartz also struggled during the preseason, while Michael Woods and David Bell are rookies.
Browns Need A Steady Passing Game
The Deshaun Watson of two seasons ago will easily find his targets downfield.
However, he did not show much during his only preseason stint, and he needs to work his way back.
It’s an uphill battle because he has been out of the game for almost two seasons.
But in his absence, Jacoby Brissett must find a way to activate the passing game.
It should not play second fiddle to the run game but more of a complementary package that can help them find success.