Since the end of the Browns successful 2020 season fans have been looking forward to the offseason and what moves the team is going to make to be even better in 2021.
The Browns took the eventual AFC Champion Chiefs to the limit in the divisional round, proving they are close and can hang with any team in football provided they make some tweaks to the roster, more so the defense.
One player who might put the Browns defense over the top is current free agent defensive end J.J. Watt, who was recently released by the Texans.
The Browns defense needs help, as the club last season ranked 21st in points against last season, allowing 26.2 points per game.
Watt reportedly wants to play for a contender, and the Browns qualify in that department. Plus they have plenty of cap space so the Browns giving him a 2-3 year deal shouldn’t be an issue.
Now that he’s a free agent, Watt can ink with any team. Ed Werder of ESPN says that the Bills, Steelers and Titans are also three teams on Watt’s short list.
Watt has a connection of course with the Steelers as well as his younger brother T.J. has already been pushing big bro to come to Pittsburgh from the moment he was released by the Texans.
From 2012 to 2015 Watt was as good as any player in football, as during that time he put up 315 total tackles, 69 sacks, 41 passes defended and 15 forced fumbles over that four-year span.
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