The Cleveland Browns enter the off-season oddly without a flux of uncertainty and more importantly – a vision. However, the team has critical decisions to make regarding Terrelle Pryor and Jaime Collins.
Usually for Cleveland Browns fans, January tends to be a time where debates about the next coach become rampant. Although the organization has established a core of Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown and Andrew DePodesta and remain on track with them entering 2017, it’s never successful when a team concludes the season with a 1-15 record and these guys are more than aware of that.
During their season-ending press conference on Monday, DePodesta said the team had more than 25 percent of the total snaps taken by rookies this season, explaining the awful record. Despite the unique usage of young players in a professional setting, two players are eligible for contract extensions.
Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and linebacker Jaime Collins were among the few standouts from the Browns 2016 campaign. Their contracts are up as the season concluded and now it’s up to the front office to offer a new each player a new contract.
Pryor, a quarterback-turned-receiver, displayed immense growth at the position and is seemingly a true building block for most offenses, especially a lackluster Cleveland team. Collins was acquired in a midseason trade from the New England Patriots and played well with his new team. He is all over the field and is seemingly a natural playmaker at the linebacker spot, a void that hasn’t been filled in Cleveland for years.
Source: Fox Sports