32. Cleveland Browns
Here’s a statement nobody expected to make during the offseason: the Cleveland Browns have been absolutely killing it so far in the new calendar year, and finally seem to be taking the necessary steps in the right direction for the first time in what seems like forever. Opening up their wallets to sign Kevin Zeitler to a lucrative $60 million deal shows the Browns mean business, and are ready to bounce back from last year’s embarrassing one-win season.
Before that happens though, Cleveland needs to be discussed for pulling off arguably the biggest surprise of the new calendar year by acquiring Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans. And to top off the surprise move, the Browns have no interest in keeping the former Texans quarterback around, as they will either find a trade partner or simply just release him.
Why would Cleveland go through all of this nonsense if they have no intention of keeping Osweiler around? Clearly, the Browns really wanted that second-round pick the Texans threw in with Osweiler, and when looking at all of the picks in the first two rounds over the next two drafts, there’s reasons to be excited over Hue Jackson‘s squad.
One final note, props to Cleveland for moving on from Robert Griffin III since he clearly was far from the answer at quarterback for this team with his history of being unable to stay healthy.