NFL teams go from the bottom of their divisions to the top all of the time after productive offseasons. Could 2023 be the year that the Cleveland Browns become one of those teams after filling major roster holes? PFF seems to think so ranking them as the second-best chance to go from last to first behind the New York Jets at number one.
“The Browns addressed a lot of their defensive issues this offseason, adding Dalvin Tomlinson in free agency and Siaki Ika in the draft to boost their interior defensive line and trading for Za’Darius Smith to pair with Myles Garrett off the edge.
However, their hope of going worst-to-first mostly hinges on whether quarterback Deshaun Watson can get back to the level of play he showcased before his suspension. Watson’s 92.5 grade was the third-best among quarterbacks in 2020”
Just like several other publications and analysts, PFF believes that it all hinges on Deshaun Watson. They are right of course with quarterback being the most important position in sports. If Watson bounces back, the Browns will not be finishing last in the division in 2023.