It has been a rollercoaster of a season for the Cleveland Browns.
The organization has underachieved from a record standpoint through the first 15 games.
However, they’ve done enough to keep themselves in the playoff race heading into Week 17.
That being said, Pro Football Focus recently released a list of the top five graded Browns players through 15 games.
These players have arguably put together the best performances for Cleveland this season.
5. J.C. Tretter: 79.0
It shouldn’t shock anyone that the Browns offensive line is one of the main reasons they win games.
The o-line has been one of the few areas that hasn’t disappointed this season.
That being said, center J.C. Tretter deserves credit for his play.
He has played 100 percent of the snaps in his 14 games he’s appeared in thus far.
The 30-year-old center continues to be a capable option for this team.
This is his fifth-year in Cleveland and there could be more to come.
A 79.0 PFF grade isn’t exactly elite, but it certainly shows that Tretter is a talented and capable center.
4. Wyatt Teller – 82.5
To no one’s surprise, another player on the offensive line has landed on the list.
Fourth-year guard Wyatt Teller has shown that last season was not a fluke.
The 27-year-old has stepped up in a big way for the Browns this season.
In fact, he earned himself his first Pro Bowl selection of his career in 2021.
Our guy Wyatt Teller has been named to the @NFL's #ProBowl 👏
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— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) December 23, 2021
There will certainly be many more of those coming, assuming he continues playing at this level.
Teller has been a rock for the Browns this season and is well deserving of that 82.5 PFF grade.
He also earned himself a nice extension through 2025, so Browns fans will continue seeing Teller in Cleveland for quite some time.
3. Nick Chubb – 83.2
The Browns offense has been riding on the back of running back Nick Chubb all season long.
The fourth-year back has 1,143 rushing yards and eight touchdowns through 12 games.
He continues to be a workhorse back and someone the Browns can trust with nearly 20 carries per game.
That being said, Chubb unsurprisingly has the Browns’ third-highest PPF grade with 83.2 overall.
He has done everything asked of him and then more for Cleveland this season.
Chubb has also earned himself his third Pro Bowl selection of his career.
The hope is that he can stay healthy and help the Browns get into the playoffs again.
2. Myles Garrett – 92.0
There are few players in the league that can compare to Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett.
The 26-year-old looks nearly unstoppable everytime he steps foot on the field.
Through 15 games, Garrett has 49 tackles, 29 quarterback hits, and 15 sacks this season.
It’s worth noting that 4.5 of those sacks came in one game, which is a franchise record.
Myles Garrett is a force of nature 🌪
Franchise record 4.5 sacks on the day
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 26, 2021
To no surprise, Garrett earned himself his third Pro Bowl selection of his career.
He has set a new career-high in both tackles and sacks during 2021.
The Browns are certainly happy to have Garrett locked up in the long term.
Although, Garrett did get snubbed out of first place for PFF grade, but has an impressive 92.0 overall grade.
1. Joel Bitonio – 94.0
By process of elimination it’s probably obvious that Joel Bitonio is the last man standing.
The 30-year-old left guard has done nothing but succeed since entering the NFL.
He has four Pro Bowl selections in a row, including the 2021 season.
Bitonio hasn’t missed a game for the Browns in five seasons, including this year.
Honestly, Bitonio might be the most underrated guard in the entire NFL.
He continues to be nearly perfect every season and Browns fans certainly love having Bitonio around.
His 94.0 grade is highly impressive and enough to be first on the Browns through 15 games in 2021.
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