The Browns (7-10) did not have the season they had been hoping for in 2022. Even with the go back of QB Deshaun Watson from his suspension, the staff completed 3-3 down the stretch. On the other hand, there are nonetheless causes to be positive about Cleveland in 2023.
1. Complete offseason for Watson
Watson led the league in passing yards as a Texan in 2020 (4,823, 70.2% of completion fee), however he did not seem like his previous self in 2022 with the Browns. After getting back from a 12-week NFL suspension, he threw for 1,102 yards with seven TD passes and 5 interceptions. His of completion share was once 58.2%, neatly under league reasonable.
The Browns are locked in with Watson for the lengthy haul after buying and selling 3 first-round selections to Houston and signing him to a five-year, $230 million absolutely assured contract closing offseason.
If he has an offseason without a distractions, Watson may just knock off the rust and go back to 2020 shape. He is best 27.
2. Hungry Myles Garrett
Garrett is among the best defensive avid gamers within the league, however he has but to be named Defensive Participant of the Yr. After a 16-sack season in 2021, Garrett gained no votes for DPOY. After some other 16-sack season in 2022, he completed a far off 5th for the award, at the back of winner Nick Bosa of the Niners.
The diss must function gas for the 27-year-old, who has one playoff win throughout his six-year profession in Cleveland.
3. Crowded defensive position free-agent magnificence
No different participant at the defensive position but even so Garrett had greater than 3 sacks in 2022, so the Browns have evident wishes at edge rusher and inner line. DE Jadeveon Clowney obviously may not be within the combine in 2023.