The offseason hasn’t exactly gone the way many Browns fans were hoping that it would. To start, they were passed over by the Rams in favor of the Redskins for the chance to move up to #2 overall in this year’s draft. Now, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweets that the Browns had interest in both Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan before they ultimately signed with Washington.
Mike Holmgren and company have been trying to upgrade their anemic offense but obviously they’re not willing to meet the demands of the market to do so. They lost RB Peyton Hillis to the Chiefs, who got him for a ridiculously low total of $3 million for just one season and have yet to add a single wide receiver or running back to their roster.
They are in a great position to address these needs during the draft but it’s still surprising to see their overall approach. The Buccaneers came under a lot of heat for not pursuing free agents in recent years but they’ve at least won more than five games in a single season since 2009, which is something that the Browns can’t say.
Holmgren had better hit a home run this year because a fifth-straight year of five wins or less should warrant his removal.