Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown are gone, meaning Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan are the returning QBs on the roster. Kessler is the early favorite after starting in eight games in 2016. Cleveland made a NBA-style trade to bring in Brock Osweiler from Houston. Cleveland also drafted Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer in the second round, and he was the talk of rookie minicamp.
It’s a four-way competition in training camp. Kessler has the edge, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see all of them play this season.
Isaiah Crowell led the Browns with 952 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016, and Duke Johnson added 358 rushing yards and 514 receiving yards. That tandem should improve on their rushing totals behind an improved offensive line. Both running backs averaged close to five yards per carry last season.
Seventh-round pick Matt Dayes, who was a reliable, between-the-tackles runner for N.C. State over a four-year career, should break in as the third back. He averaged 5.2 yards per carry for his career with the Wolfpack.
Teammates shot back throughout the year. Hawkins and Ron Anderson complained to reporters that Barkley was not setting screens, and that he would dominate the ball. “You’ve got to set your screen first and worry about getting yourself open second,” Anderson said. “That’s Rg3 Cheap Jerseys what winning Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys the game is about, helping your teammates out.”
“He’s our most visible player, but, to me, not the type to provide leadership,” Gilliam said, according to late Hall of Famer Phil Jasner of the Daily News. “Not like Magic, not like Michael (Jordan), or Larry (Bird). What they do is all conducive to winning, to making (teammates) better, to building chemistry.”