CLEVELAND — After going 0-16 in 2017, it may be easy to write off the Browns ahead of the 2018 campaign. But at least one former NFL executive thinks that would be unwise.
Scot McCloughan, who most recently spent two seasons as general manager for the Washington Redskins GM from 2015-2016, warned NFL fans via Twitter, Monday night, not to sleep on the Browns this year.
Don't ? on the @Browns this year. Mark my words.
— Scot Mccloughan (@MccloughanScot) June 19, 2018
Universally viewed as one of the top talent evaluators in all of football, McCloughan does have some vested interest in the Browns doing well. Back in February he was brought in by Cleveland as a personnel consultant to assist the team during the NFL draft. He also has a known relationship with current Browns GM John Dorsey, after the duo worked together in Green Bay under former Packers general manager Ron Wolf in the late 90s.
While last year’s embarrassing 0-16 season is still fresh on everyone’s mind, there’s no where to go but up for Cleveland. And with a completely revamped roster that includes new additions such as wide receiver Jarvis Landry, running back Carlos Hyde, rookies Denzel Ward and Baker Mayfield and most notably quarterback Tyrod Taylor, McCloughan’s take may not be as far-fetched as it sounds.
McCloughan isn’t the only one getting good vibes about the Browns either. Linebacker Christian Kirksey took it one step further, Tuesday, and promised a trip to the playoffs in 2018.
Woke up this morning letting yal know Browns will be in the playoffs this year! Remember this tweet #Cleveland
— Christian Kirksey (@Kirko58) June 19, 2018
Safe to say Clevelanders won’t be the only one’s remembering the 25-year-old’s tweet. Especially if the Browns miss the playoffs. The internet never forgets.