As if anyone needed more proof that the Cleveland Browns have the best offensive line in football, Pro Football Focus provided more on Thursday.
In its latest release of player grades, PFF has Cleveland guard Joel Bitonio listed with a 90.7 pass blocking grade for the year.
That makes Bitonio the only NFL player with a 90+ blocking grade for the season.
Only player with a 90+ pass-blocking grade this season#Browns Joel Bitonio – 90.7 pic.twitter.com/sVLT761ZJ3
— PFF (@PFF) September 30, 2021
The eighth-year pro has been selected for the Pro Bowl each of the past three seasons.
Bitonio has also been a Second-team All-Pro since 2018.
Assuming he keeps up his outstanding season, there should be no reason why Bitonio isn’t selected for his fourth Pro Bowl as well as a First-team All-Pro nod for 2021.
So far this year, Bitonio has helped pave the way for the Browns to score 86 total points.
That’s good for ninth in the league with 28.7 points per game.
Bitonio and his line mates have cleared large holes for backs Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb and kept Baker Mayfield relatively upright.
PFF recently ranked Chubb and Hunt with grades of 80.9 and 82.6 respectively through the first three weeks.
The highest-graded RBs through three weeks:
🥈Kareem Hunt- 82.6
🥉Nick Chubb- 80.9 pic.twitter.com/bFLfJaB31F
— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) September 28, 2021
That makes the pair the highest-graded running backs in the NFL according to PFF.
Mayfield has passed for 780 total yards and a 73.8 completion rate.
This Sunday the Browns travel to coach Kevin Stefanski’s old stomping ground in Minnesota.
It will be a tough test for Bitonio and friends, but they should be able to hold their own against a Vikings defense ranked 20th in the league.
Dawg Pound says
Let’s gooooo Browns 3 & 1 Woof woof woof!!