Technically, the charges of the Browns has begun. All players can submit Berea on Tuesday, but only for COVID-19 testing and virtual meetings.
On Aug. 1, players will receive their equipment and the doctors will carry the team inspections. Two days later, the Browns will be cleared to use the balls for walk throughs. All this leads to 14 padded practices start Aug. 17.
At the same time training storylines the camp continue to require examination. So three pancakes with the most to prove this season.
1. Baker Mayfield
Perhaps no quarterback in the League faces a further season in 2020 than Mayfield. After a record-breaking rookie season, he was announced as Cleveland’s football Savior. One year later, the fans hope, the second year of the Mayfield regression was the only product of poor training and/or shaky offensive line play.
The Browns believe that to solve both problems by hiring Kevin Stefanski, drafting Jedrick wills, Jr. and the signing of Jack Conklin. By doing so, they hope that Mayfield will be able to increase the weapons that surround him (Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. returns to full health will help in this issue).
If the fixes hold and Shine Mayfield, the Browns will be installed on the quarterback and Mayfield will command large extensions next summer. If he’s just competent, can the Browns to sign him to a more team-friendly extensions.
Again, if he struggles, right? With the upgraded offensive line, the top paid tight end and a full season of Nick Chubb-back Kareem hunt Duo? The Browns could be forced into difficult conversations. Their squad is built to win very soon.
2. Kareem Hunt
Hunt missed his first opportunity to sign a contract extension after the chiefs cut him in 2018. So it would make sense for him to try to cash in next summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
This will require hunting though repair his reputation. After all, the chiefs released hunting after he lied about the fight with the woman a visit, and rocky river police officer found marijuana and vodka in an open container Hunt car in January of this year.
Hunting can pay market value with a productive, title-free season in 2020, though. It won’t be shown again to play together Nick Chubb, but he can still showcase the skills that earned him the rushing title and a Pro football writers Association Rookie of the year award in 2017.
3. Jedrick Wills, Jr.
In the preparation of wills with the 10th pick in the draft 2020 brown saddled his high expectations. Beginner actually never played as a left midfielder, a position the Browns have developed it to play, and the bequest will be to play fewer practice reps this offseason because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Still, the Browns hope wills learns quickly enough his new position to become a reliable defender of the Invisible side of Mayfield. It’s a big job for a rookie in a shortened offseason, but the Browns drafted a will, believing that he could handle it.
Many plans the Browns depend in this case.