Updated: Jun 29
Since current Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry took over the role in 2020 the team has done well with offseason moves. Berry has always been great at making the right deal and finding the right price for the player.
Sources: The #Browns are trading for #Jets speedy WR Elijah Moore. A new threat in Cleveland. Terms: It's pick No. 42 for Moore and pick 74. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2023
The Browns made a great move on Wednesday afternoon trading the number 42 pick in this year’s draft for New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore and pick 74.
Moore Will Give The Browns A Boost
Moore was drafted in the second round in 2021 out of Ole Miss. Moore was one of the best receiving prospects coming out of college, but his first two NFL seasons have been underwhelming for various reasons.
In 27 games Moore has 80 receptions, 984 yards, and six touchdowns, but even though the numbers are low he shows a lot of talent.
It probably wasn’t easy for Moore to play with Jets quarterback Zach Wilson and every other backup quarterback they threw out there.
The Jet’s offense wasn’t exactly something that people would want to tune into watching, and the quarterback play was one of the huge factors.
Moore is going to play with Deshaun Watson who has all the talent in the world, but we have yet to see it in brown and orange.
Watson should be fine, and giving him a player like Moore who is very fast and can move well with the ball in his hand should get the best out of both Moore and Watson.
Browns Have To Do Something On The Field
It feels like the Browns have been offseason champs the last four years under Berry, but it hasn’t resulted in many wins on the field. Of course, the Browns went to playoffs in 2020, but in 2021 and 2022 they finished with losing records.
We can use the excuse of Watson being suspended for 11 games last year, but the team was too talented to lose some of the games they did.
I like the moves Berry has made this offseason, but I can say the same thing about the three off seasons before that, and by October the team is below .500 once again.
Hopefully, this is the season the Browns just don’t win the offseason, but they win the regular season as well.