The Cleveland Browns will have the second-strongest offense in the NFL, right behind the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Browns come in with the sixth-best offense from 2019 and with Kevin Stefanski as head coach, don’t expect them to lose a step going into the 2020 season. While on paper the Browns seem to be lackluster because of not meeting expectations last season, take a moment to break down the dynamic of the offense heading into this season. Both WR Jarvis Landry and WR Odell Beckham Jr. went over 1,000 yards. RB Nick Chubb amassed 1,400 yards in splitting time with RB Kareem Hunt, who added another 464 yards rushing and receiving.
With the addition of tight end Austin Hooper, that receiving core should be one of the best in the division, if not the entire conference. The scary part about all of this is that everyone on the roster is healthy going into the season. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had the traditional sophomore slump despite throwing for over three-thousand yards and 22 touchdowns in 2019.
Expect those numbers to rise under head coach Kevin Stefanski.
Keep in mind that the Browns had both the league’s sixth-best offense and defense despite going 6-10 last season. The Browns will be tested early and often in the first eight weeks of the season with Baltimore, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and the newly-moved Las Vegas Raiders all before the bye week. With six playoff teams on the 2020 schedule from 2019, it’s no secret that the Browns have their work cut out for them. The clear key to the Browns’ success this year is on the shoulders of Baker Mayfield and the offense.
Final season projection: 9-7, 2nd in AFC North and a wild card playoff berth.