The Browns have signed defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson to a contract for four years worth $57M with $27.5M guaranteed. This is what he said via Cleveland dot com:
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to come to Cleveland and have a chance to compete for a championship for one of the greatest fan bases in the NFL, the Dawg Pound,” Tomlinson said. “I can’t wait to get to The Land, put on my orange and brown and start working alongside my new teammates and coaches. You’re going to get everything I have, Cleveland. Let’s go be great.”
It’s pretty cool that Tomlinson knows what the Dawg Pound is already. This is a huge addition for the Browns and Tomlinson along with fellow teammates on the defense such as end Myles Garrett. They are going to hopefully dominate opposing lines moving forward.
For his career, the first four years were with the New York Giants and the following two with the Minnesota Vikings. A total of 93 games with 288 combined tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, 37 quarterback hits and 13 career sacks.
While the Browns just re-signed center Ethan Pocic to keep an improved offensive line, this Tomlinson signing will help the *opposite* line.
Certainly, it’s an investment worth what could be 57 million. This goes to show that the Browns are convinced it will help the defense in a big way.
Literally and figuratively. After all, this young man is 6’3, 324 pounds and 29 years of age. That’s a huge force coming at opposing lines!
Moving forward, let’s see what other moves the Browns make and how much better this team can become this upcoming season.