Everyone remembers “The Spin Move.” It was when Braxton Miller, then a member of Ohio State, ran to the left and spun his way to the end zone against Virginia Tech. Additionally, shifting to the NFL, when WR Jarvis Landry tossed a two-pt conversion pass to Baker Mayfield against the Jets and a bomb against the Bengals.
Now, those two are a part of the same wide receiving group for the Browns. The team just cut Jaelen Strong, which was a bit of a surprise. However, it opened the door for Braxton Miller to potentially make this team that’s filled with wide receivers.
The reason being: the trick play!
We all know Braxton can toss the rock – as he was the quarterback at Ohio State for three seasons before shifting to wideout/h-back to make room for Dwayne Haskins.
Miller played in ’16 and ’17 with Houston and did not catch over 20 passes each year. Last season, he was on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad before recently getting cut.
That’s when the Browns pounced on the opportunity.
Having a wide receiver with the ability to throw the football could prove to be valuable for the Browns in certain situations.
Miller is not going to be a key cog in the offense because of Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, David Njoku and more that will be catching most of Baker Mayfield’s passes.
But what about that one play?
The wide receiver reverse turned pass that scores a touchdown to take the lead! It could be possible with Miller on the field. Head coach Freddie Kitchens likes the trickery and this is an Ohio State man, close to our hearts as Browns fans.
I believe Miller makes the roster, plays special teams, returns a few kicks/punts and maybe, just maybe, makes a great play here or there.
However, it is definitely not a guarantee.
The wide receiving room is crowded in Cleveland. If the team does choose to cut him, another franchise would be wise to pick him up.
Miller has one more game on Thursday night in Cleveland against the Lions to show the staff what he’s got.
Best of luck, Braxton Miller. Make us proud!